Communes borderingMacqueville is located at the south-east of the Charente-Maritime, it is bordering on the communes of Ballans, Neuvicq Sonnac, Brie-under-Matha in Holy-Severe Charente-Maritime and in Charente
AccessMacqueville is located close to the NR 139 which goes from Matha to Rouillac and served by three secondary roads, D124.
Localities and hamletsThe inhabitants are dispersed in 10 hamlets and localities.
Relief and geologyIt is a zone with the little accentuated relief which belongs to the catchment area of the river Charente. This Jurassic zone , which dates from the Tithonien (in the past named stage Portlandien), in extreme cases of the grounds of the Jurassic higher and the lower Cretaceous (Berriasien stage) present of the outcrops of marnes and clays.
ClimateThe climate is oceanic.
ToponymyIt draws its name from the presence of a Roman villa, like all names with the suffix - city of the area.
The Middle AgesIt is before 1120 that the canons of Angouleme entrust to Raoul Charel the administration of their ground of Macqueville.
Document makes out indicates a home and its field to us, and like production, of the wine, the Blé, the Mil, the Panais, the Gesse S, the Lentille S, as well as Chanvre and Lin.
Municipal council; Mayor: Franck Carpenter ; Associated with the Mayor: Christian Gratereau, Jean Dubet, Henri Hude. ; City council men: Marlene Bernard, Marie-Caroline Casse, Alexandra Petry, Jean-Marc Bargeas, Pascal Lhoumeau, Norbert Oliveaud, Robert Vignaud.
The population decreased of more than half (57%) between 1800 and 2000. This fall started with a rural migration following the crisis of the Phylloxera, it was accentuated with the war of 1914 (the war memorial bears 20 names) then took again with again a rural migration during all deusième half of the 20th century.
IntercommunalityMacqueville belongs to the Communauté of communes of the Country of Matha which gathers the 25 communes of the Canton of Matha. This canton for 4,21% of the surface of the department of the Charente-Maritime represents only 1,64% its population. The tax mode is that of the additional taxation.
Town planningAccording to the census of 1999, the 147 residences of the commune are mainly of great residences (84 of 4 parts or more) which are old (94 go back to before 1949 and rather of 1890).
122 are main homes, 10 of the second home and 15 are vacant.
Economy and employmentAccording to the census of 1999, there are 99 credits of which 66 are paid and 33 nonpaid. The activity is completely related to the vine growing in this commune of Fine the Wood of the delimited area cognac.
Presence of a rural lodging
The common one counts a rural multiple, a butcher's and pork butcher's shop and a hairdressing salon.
It has also a park with topic, the magic stock , the first park with wine topic in Europe.
TeachingThe school is a RPI between Ballans, Macqueville and Neuvicq.
The elementary school receives 82 children.
AssociationsThe common one has a festival committee, a twirling club and the ACCA, company of hunting.
MarketA night market takes place each year second Saturday of June, with many exhibitors and animations.
Places and monuments
The castle Borough-Chareau become Bouchereau castle, stronghold of the lord of Macqueville, which gave its name to the village. It dates from the XIIe century then was altered with the XVe century, XVIe century then with the XVIIIe century. It is registered by decree of April 14th, 1997. The western part is the vestige of an old keep of the XIIe century what makes a home of Romance origin of it. The watch towers of angle date from the end of the XVIe century.
The home of Fonbedouère which was in the beginning a sub-fief.
And in all the village of very beautiful Charente-native porches.
A hike of 10 km passes in front of the church.
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