Les Etoquies (hamlet)

Formerly known as "Etoquits". Les Etoquies hamlet is located in the east of the faubourg du Quesnoy, on the little space between the Sambre river and Mormal Forest. In former times, this hamlet was covered with grass and small trees which were called "étoques" and which gave their name to this place. Thanks to a lot of different and precious resources (water, fish, wood, game...), Les Etoquies hamlet was one of the first part of Landrecies to be settled and inhabited permanently. For example, this is where the lord Gossuin of Avesnes built a dungeon in 1096.