Moulin de Bas

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Moulin de Bas, Trinity


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Property name

Moulin de Bas


Rue des Brulees, Trinity

Type of property

Water mill in private ownership; original building much extended in 20-21st centuries


No recent transactions

Families associated with the property

  • Le Breton: Jersey Heritage holds a list of the articles found in the Moulin de Bas on the day that Benjamin Le Breton gave up possession of the mill in 1802

There were still Le Breton families here in 1901 - two apparently unrelated families out of a total of four households recorded in the census. Mary Elizabeth Le Breton, nee Hocquard, widow of Philip Charles (1836-1899), was living with her two youngest sons, Adolphus Charles (1873-1905) and Everard John (1877-1947), both plasterers.

Elise Esther Le Breton, nee Dolbel, wife of stonemason Charles John Le Breton (1856-1933) was living with her children Ernest (1893- ), Adolphus (1894- ), Lydia (1885- ), Lucie (1889- ) and Mabel (1895- ) Elise is shown as married and the head of the household. There is no mention of her husband, nor of their eldest son Charles William (1886-1930) who emigrated to the USA the following year.

Historic Environment Record entry

Listed building

A rare survival of a Jersey water mill, possibly of 17th century origins, retaining a wheel and much of its historic character. [1] Shown on the Richmond Map of 1795. Former water mill with integral house, much extended. Original building is two-storey, five-bay. Pitched pantile roof with dressed granite chimney with thatch dripstones at south end, and stone copings and moulded kneelers on north gable.

Large iron and timber undershot water wheel attached to north gable of building (taken from Gargate Mill). OJH highlights how unusual the mill pond's construction and position is. It is oval in plan and lined with granite.

Old Jersey Houses

HER quotes a reference to the unusual shape and position of the mill pond in Vol Two but we have been unable to find it. The property is not featured, despite its age.

Notes and references

  1. It is remarkable given the age and historical importance of this property how little information is given in the HER entry

Jersey Evening Post photographs

A set of photographs taken by staff photographer Reg Cridland for a feature in the newspaper in 1979. The names of the owners included in two of the photographs have not yet been determined

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