Historic Jersey buildings
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Ville Bree Farm
Rue de La Ville Bree, St Martin
Type of property
19th century farm
Sold for £2,250,000 in 2008 and £1,800,000 in 2013
Families associated with the property
- Messervy: There is confusion in census returns between Ville Brée and Ville Bree Farm, but the datestone below confirms that the entry for the Messervy family in 1901 relates to this property. Retired farmer John Messervy (1834- ) was living here with his wife Susanne (1838- ). His farmer son John William (1874- ) and daughter Louisa (1872- ) were in a separate household. John William married farmer's daughter Lydia Billot in 1905.
Other farmers shown in the 1901 census at 'Ville Bree' were William Renouf and Charles Billot
- JMSV ♥ SLR 1874 - For John Messervy and Susanne Le Riche
Historic Environment Record entry
This is a cohesive farm group. The farmhouse is a fine example of an early 19th century building, with later 19th century farm buildings. It retains its proportions and contributes to its rural setting.
U-shaped farm group with west gables to road. Two-storey, five-bay farmhouse with two-storey, three-bay wing to east. To northeast wing extends over throughway to adjoining two-storey outbuildings running east/west to form U-shaped yard. Detached to north is single storey outbuilding with adjoining pigsties.