La Hougue

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This magnificent St Peter Mansion, owned for a time in the late 20th and early 21st centuries by international golfer Ian Woosnam, is of no great vintage, dating from the 19th century, but its site is of historic importance.

The name suggests that it was the site of a pre-historic mound, but no trace of that remains. Nor are there any remnants of the earlier house which was the birthplace of Philippe de Carteret (1639-1683) who was the first Governor of New Jersey. It is said of him that he landed in New Jersey carrying a hoe, but no firearms, to show that he came in peace.

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