Ville es Normans S

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Ville es Normans South, Trinity


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Property name

Ville es Normans South


Rue de Bechet, Trinity

Type of property

Three-storey country house


No recent transactions

Families associated with the property


Historic Environment Record entry

Listed building

Impressive early 19th century rural villa [2], of earlier origins, with many original features surviving.

Set within fine gardens. Associated outbuildings.

1744 house, altered in 1834 with the ground floor becoming a semi basement, the first floor the main level, and a third storey added. Tall flight of steps built up to the door.

North rooms probably added as part of the next alteration up to full height.

The house can said to have been transformed from a four-room cottage to an impressive near-Victorian house.

Farmstead shown on Richmond map 1795. The 1744 datestone represents .

Large detached house with wing and outbuildings. Central door to first floor reached up flight of 13 steps with ornate iron hand rails and balusters, timber porch.

Rear of west wing has vehicle arch with various door, window and loading bay openings, including central brick doorway with flattened arch.

Detached two-storey granite rubble coach house/stable range, now converted to residential use as Belfry Cottage and Belfry Barn, to west. Archway to house from rear drive to east.

Old Jersey Houses

The entry in Vol Two covers the datestones. Rachel Baker was the owner of Petit Dixcart in Sark, one of the 40 original tenements.

The description of the 1834 changes in the HER report is taken from the OJH entry.

Notes and references

  1. The couple married in Sark. We have not been able to find anything to connect Philippe to Jean and Esther, nor to place them in any of our family trees. The couple had children in Trinity from 1835 onwards. They were godparents for their own children, which makes tracing any ancestry very difficult
  2. As with many descriptions in HER, it is not clear what qualifies this house as a 'villa'
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