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St Juste Cottage
Belvedere Hill, St Saviour
Type of property
Early 19th-century cottage ornee
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Historic Environment Record entry
Unusual example of early 19th century Cottage Ornée. Illustrates a fashion in early nineteenth century Jersey for cottage ornée (one of only four to survive).
The original cottage predates 1834 since it appears in recognisably its present form, but with appendages to the east, on the Le Gros map.
The cottage was extended in the later 19th/early 20th century. It has an octagonal plan with a principal and an upper storey raised on a semi-basement.
There are a range of window styles. Squat windows give light to the service rooms in the basement. On the first floor are narrow windows with tracery details and square hood-moulds, and some larger casement windows.
The cottage has a steep roof with half dormers on alternating faces. The original dormers survive but most of the dormer windows appear to have been replaced.
The roof rises to a prominent central chimney-stack. Although now slated, the form of the roof makes clear that it was originally thatched.
There is an entrance porch on the west side of the cottage which sits on a raised plinth with a short flight of granite steps and glazed timber frame.
The internal plan form of the cottage survives, as does much of the internal joinery. The original interior details are typical of buildings of the era and include a small dog-leg staircase and timber panel doors.
The basement has a stone flagged floor.
There are numerous later nineteenth century / early twentieth century extensions to the octagonal cottage, and a lean-to cottage in the garden which has been significantly modified.