Belgium frontier only a couple of miles distant.
A stone and brick house across the road from our barn (we ascend and descend by a long rickety ladder) is dated 1699. They have a good idea of working the date into the front of a building by letting in bricks, and in churches by designing the bolts and brass stays to form figures.
Took a stroll through the village (Hon-Hergies) looking inside the church, which is roomy and boasts of some fine stain glass and old oil paintings. It is quite undamaged, and dates back about a century and a half.