Historic Jersey buildings
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Rue de La Mare des Pres
Type of property
Families associated with the property
- De Gruchy: Inherited by Philippe de Gruchy (1779-1816) from his mother Rachel Messervy
- Esnouf: Proprietor on Godfray map
- Richardson: George Aubin Richardson (1920- ) and his wife Gladys Maud, nee Gavey (1922- ) were living here in 1941
- Hocquard: Ann Le Couteur, nee Hocquard, daughter of Abraham and widow of Josue, left the property to Winter Laurens Bichard in her 1931 will, which does not indicate any relationship between them
- PDG RMSV 1803 - For Philippe de Gruchy and Rachel Messervy. This stone has now been moved within the house as a fireplace lintel
- 1670 TC EV - On cottage, for Thomas Chevalier and Esther Valpy, daughter of Abraham, who married in St John in 1656 and had a son Thomas and daughter Esther. The family cannot be placed in any of our Chevalier trees
Historic Environment Record entry
An early farmhouse retaining interesting historic features including a tourelle staircase. Outbuildings retain historic features and contribute to the integrity of the group.
Shown on the Richmond Map of 1795.
17th century farmhouse with interesting features including shouldered arch and window dressings, as well as evidence of alterations in main elevation. Farmstead with outbuildings around yard to south of two-storey farmhouse, with five unequal bays; two-bay wing to west returns to south. Tourelle projection to rear. Pigsties to east of house. Outbuildings to south and west. Barn to south-west.
Bake/wash house to south-east of yard, converted to residential, single storey, two-bay cottage with attic.
Several notable features including main beams with chamfers interrupted by stops at intervals; western fireplace supported by one granite pier and one corbel; eastern fireplace corbelled.
Old Jersey Houses
The extremely brief entry in Volume One reads: "There is a round arch which has been plastered over, and also a tourelle staircase." An addendum mentions the datestones.