Historic Jersey buildings
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Rue Belin, St Martin
Type of property
Farm with 18th century origins
Sold for £4.5 million in 2009
Families associated with the property
- PSH 1712 SBD - For Philippe Sohier, son of Lorans, and Suzanne Badier, daughter of Renault, who married in 1684 
- 1672 ILM  - For Jean Le Maistre
- ILR 1776 - not interpreted 
- ILM MLM 1690- Date and initials inside individual shields, a stylised fleur de lys appears between the initials. 
- 1755 - no initials
Historic Environment Record entry
A property with 18th century origins.  The external elevations retain their historic character.
The granite corbelled fireplaces are the only remaining significant features in the 18th century house. The 19th century house retains some internal historic features of note.
Two-storey five-bay 19th century house with two storey wing to west connecting it with two-storey four-bay 18th century house, two storey wing to east. Detached to northeast are 20th century stables and accommodation. Connected with throughway to northwest is two-storey outbuilding, extended in 20th century to the north.
The 18th century building has corbelled granite fireplaces on east and west gables, that to the west has timber lintel. 19th century house has central entrance with through hallway. Originally double pile, now open plan. South eastern doorway opened as arch. Two rooms on first floor retain fireplaces matching those on ground floor.
Old Jersey Houses
An entry in Vol One refers only to the datestones:
- "There are five dated stones, which all have a story to tell, if we have the wit to interpret them". The author makes only a limited attempt to do so, concluding that the property probably passed through marriage from the Le Maistre to the Sohier family, based on an entry in the parish register for the marriage of Charles Sohier and Suzanne Le Maistre in 1691
Notes and references
- ↑ We have not been able to place Philippe and Suzanne in any of our family trees. They do not appear to have had any children
- ↑ 1672 in Datestone Register. HER shows 1622
- ↑ Possibly Le Riche, but there are no other references to the family here
- ↑ For Le Maistre, according to Datestone Register, but the couple are not identified and there is no matching marriage in our database
- ↑ The datestones and OJH entry suggest 17th century