Castel, Guernsey

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Castel Crest
Castel Church, from a 1911 postcard

Introduction

The parish of Our Lady of Deliverance of the Castle, by use now generally called the Castel parish, but formerly denominated, the parish of the Grand Sarazin, is situated to the north-west of the island. It is bounded by the Vale, St Sampsons, St Peter Port, St Andrew, and St Saviour, and westward, by the sea and Vazon Bay, and contains 6,700 vergées of land; in 1861, it contained a population of 2,071, and in 1871 the number was 2,172 inhabitants. There are many fiefs in this parish, besides great part of Fief Le Compte and its dependencies; part of that of Fief de St Michael, Fief Montellant and several others are mentioned in the last extente as lying within this parish. The Seigneury of Saumarez, belonging to the Right Hon James Saumarez, is situated in the parish. Hill’s Historical Directory of the Channel Islands (1874)

Churches

Schools

  • Castel Primary School, La Route de St Germain
  • La Mare de Carteret Primary School, Rue de Galaad
  • La Mare de Carteret Secondary School, Rue de Galaad
  • Les Beaucamps Secondary School

Entertainment and leisure

  • Saumarez Park
  • Folk Museum
  • La Grande Mare Golf Course
  • King George V Playing Fields

Public buildings

  • Castel Hospital
  • Hostel of St John, Saumarez Park
  • King Edward VII Hospital

Ancient monuments and memorials

  • Fort Hommet
  • Le Ber Memorial

Fiefs

Old houses

  • Le Gélé
  • Les Beaucamps
  • Maison du Marais
  • Le Ponchez
  • Les Grantez
  • Les Grands Moulins
  • St Georges

Coastline

  • Grandes Rocques
  • Cobo Bay
  • Guet
  • Albecq
  • Vazon Bay
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