Le Pont Farm

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Le Pont Farm, St John


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From the roadside, an attractive, well-restored, but not particularly remarkable five-bay Jersey granite farmhouse, little changed since the 19th century. But as the picture on the left reveals, behind it lies a substantial residential complex worth several million pounds

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Property name

Le Pont Farm

Other names

Le Pont [1]

Location

Rue du Pont, St John

Type of property

Early 19th century farm developed into 21st century mansion

Valuations

Sold for £3,050,000 in 2018. On offer for an undisclosed price in 2021, after major renovations and extensions

Families associated with the property

  • Le Cornu - in 1881 John Le Cornu, farming 12 acres, was living here with his wife Elvina and children Elvina, John, Clement, Mary Ann, Philip, Helen, Thomas and Jane. Ten years later John's wife had died and Mary Ann, Philip, Helen and Jane were living here with him. There were also two households headed by agricultural labourers, and another by Mathurin Le Cornic, a quarryman
  • Laffoley - In 1941 Henrietta Gruchy Laffoley (1884- ) and her sister-in-law Louisa Aubin Laffoley, nee du Feu (1889- ) were living here
  • Sarre - Also resident at Le Pont in 1941 were Philip Josue Sarre (1871- ) and his wife Ophelia, née Gartrell (1889- )

Datestones

1753 - No initials

Historic Environment Record entry

Listed building

Early 19th century farmstead with earlier origins - small chamfered window openings to rear of detached outbuilding; outbuilding to east has lintel dated 1753. Shown on the Richmond Map of 1795.

Farmstead, converted to residential use. Two-storey, five-bay farmhouse with outbuildings to east and south, small wing to west; pitched slate roof, dressed granite chimneys to ends, thatch stones.

Detached two-storey, three-bay cottage to rear, pitched slate roof, granite rubble, dressed granite quoins and openings; detached barn to east, end on to road, set into bank to east: two-storey, nine-bay, pitched slate roof, roof lights.

Farmsteads make a major contribution to the distinctive character of Jersey. Their siting in the landscape relates to the way in which the Island has been settled through history, and the overall scale, form and character of Jersey’s farmsteads is the result of their historical function and development to the present day. [2]

Old Jersey Houses

Not included

Estate agent's pictures

Not long after it sold for just over £3 million, the property was on the market again in 2021 for an undisclosed price, promoted online by these photographs

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Notes and references

  1. There is an adjacent property in Rue du Pont now known as Le Pont, but that was only built in 1910. 19th century census records show Le Pont Farm as Le Pont.
  2. The description of this property as a 'farmstead' was probably accurate at the time it was listed, but as the photographs on this page show, while retaining the facade of the original house, the property has been transformed into a substantial mansion, with poolhouse, 'guest house' and further residential units
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