Historic Jersey buildings
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Rue Malo, Grouville
Type of property
Early 19th century country house
No recent transactions
Families associated with the property
- 18 PLBLG ♥♥ MLVC 24 - For Philippe Le Boulanger and Marie-Elizabeth Le Vesconte. Philippe was born in 1792, the son of another Philippe (1773- ) and Francoise, nee Gallichan. He and Marie Elizabeth Le Vesconte, born in the same year, the daughter of Jean and Jeanne, nee Le Feuvre, had four daughters: Marie (1813- ), Rachel (1818- ), Jeanne (1820- ) and Sophia (1834- ). Rachel had two daughters and a son in her twenties, all baptised as illegitimate, with the Le Boulanger surname.
Historic Environment Record entry
Good example of early 19th century house, with the additional interest of earlier round arch in the roadside boundary wall. Round arch in garden with key stone with date of 1636 was probably taken from the old house on the site. Datestone on current house shows the year 1824.
Two-storey five-bay farmhouse. Slate roof, two rendered chimneys, two dormers with bargeboards and finials. Walls squared granite.
In north boundary wall there is a chamfered round arch with shouldered springers with datestone 1636. Reference to a large granite trough in garden thought to be used for pig salting. Interior features include Swanage stone flags, elegant staircase and a fanlight over the front door.
Old Jersey Houses
The house features in the first volume but no clue is give to its date - it should be 17th century or earlier to feature in Volume 1 - other than a reference to the round arch in the roadside wall, which bears the date 1636 on its keystone. The author suggests that the stone was moved to its present position when the house was built.
The datestone is described, without clarification, as 'most unusual', and the author surmised that the initials must stand for Le Boulanger and Le Vesconte, but failed to find a Grouville marriage for such a couple. That is because Philippe Le Boulanger and Marie Le Vesconte, both from Grouville, married in St Helier.
They clearly undertook some work on the house in 1824 because it is noted: "The entrance hall, with Swanage stone flags, the front door with its fanlight, and the elegant stairs, all accord with the 1824 datestone."