Les Vaux, Tr

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Les Vaux, Trinity


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Property name

Les Vaux

Other names

Les Vaux Farm [1]

Location

Verte Rue, Trinity

Type of property

Farm group, mainly 19th century

Valuations

There are records of the sale of Les Vaux Farm for £277,000 and Les Vaux Farm Cottage for £730,000 in 2021 [2]

Families associated with the property

  • Gallichan: Philippe de Gruchy bought the property in 1829 from his in-laws, Gallichan, who were the earlier owners
  • de Gruchy
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Datestones

  • 18 PDGC MGLC 39 - For Philippe de Gruchy and Marie Gallichan. Philippe had been Proureur du Bien Public, Trinity, 1839-1842, Churchwarden 1863-4, but was defeated in the election for a Trinity Deputy in 1864 by Mr Le Boutillier. From this couple are descended the illustrious and numerous de Gruchys of South Africa
  • IMB 1706 - For Jacques Mabon [3]
  • JNC ♥♥ IAM 1825 - For Josue Nicolle and Jeanne Amy [4]

Historic Environment Record entry

Listed building

Principally mid-19th century farm group retaining some original features and historic character, positioned in a distinct rural setting. Shown on the Richmond Map of 1795.

Five-bay, two-storey house with single-storey wing to the south and two-storey converted farm building returning east on the north side. To the rear is a small bakehouse with pigsties further east. Main house has slate roof with brick chimneys, and small dormers on front slope.

Single-storey detached bakehouse, granite rubble with some brick dressings and brick chimney. Remains of pigsties with granite wall pens and feeding chutes.

The interior interest relates to the house only. The historic layout is retained. Features of interest are: the elegant Regency staircase which rises to the attic level, in mahogany with slender turned balusters, bat newel, continuous rounded handrail, and applique to risers; some original 6-panel doors; and the ground floor south reception room which has evidence of an early fireplace on the south gable, with a pair of dressed granite corbels with simple line decoration - likely circa 1700s - with 19th century mantle shelf.

Notes and references

  1. Although HER refers to this property as Les Vaux Farm, it has traditionally been known simply as Les Vaux
  2. Neither transaction, particularly the first, appears to be an open-market price
  3. According to the Datestone Register, this stone is not at this property but at another Les Vaux Farm elsewhere in Trinity. HER also refers to the stone in its record of that property
  4. This stone is also not at this property but at Les Vaux Farm, Rue de La Monnaie, Trinity. It could not belong to this property because before the first stone mentioned above was erected, the property had been in the ownership of the Gallichan family for some considerable time
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