Bagot Manor Farm

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Bagot Manor Farm, St Saviour


This property has connections back to the 16th century

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Property name

Bagot Manor Farm

Other names

  • Old Bagot Manor
  • Old Bagot Manor Farm


Bagot Manor Road, St Saviour

Type of property

Farmstead, previously attached to manor


The property has not changed hands recently and does not appear in the database of transactions

Families associated with the property

Datestones [1]

  • GB 1731 - for George Bandinel [2]
  • PM MP 1628 - For Philippe Messervy (Seigneur of Bagot) and Marie Pipon (St S), who married in August 1616; with heraldic devices in shields for each family and a fleur-de-lis above the date. [3]


There was a house on this site, accompanied by a chapel, a vivier and a colombier, from 1500, or even earlier. Since then it appears that there have been probably three replacement houses, although two were standing together for a long period.

Benjamin La Cloche’s diary refers to the rebuilding of the eastern end of the manor in 1637, followed three years later by the rebuilding of the western end. This house, which was the home of the distinguished miniaturist Isaac Gosset and his family, was demolished in 1935. A benétier was discovered, which is now in the hands of La Société Jersiaise.

Today’s house dates from the early 18th century, and it is known that it took the place of an older house facing south.

It was Philippe Messervy, son of Philippe, son of Richard, who underook the alterations in 1637 and 1640. The tenure of the younger Philippe, born in 1594 and married to Marie Pipon in 1616 is recorded in one of the four engraved stones at the property. The stone is dated 1628, and presumably coincided with some alterations prior to the major rebuilding the following decade.

Another records the marriage in 1559 of his grandfather Richard Messervy to Mabel Dumaresq, widow of Thomas Lempriere. The three family arms are included on the stone, as is that of the de Carterets, although why this should be is not known.

The property passed from the Messervys on the marriage of Rachel Messervy to David Bandinel in 1657. A further stone from 1731 carried the initials of their son George.

Historic Environment Record entry

Listed building

Historic farmstead associated with Bagot Manor. Principally 19th century farmhouse, with earlier 17th century origins, and extensive range of associated buildings retaining original features, character and integrity as a farm group. Associated manor demolished 1935. Shown on the Richmond Map of 1795. Historic farm group. Ruins of probable 18th century house in field.

Old Jersey Houses

The property was sold by Matthew Gosset to Jean Vautier in 1902, and the contract mentions le colombier, le douet, la fontaine, le vivier ou étang, le droit de chapelle, la Chapelle de St André, ci devant située proche le susdit manoir de Bagot, tombée en ruines. (The dovecot, stream, spring, vivier or pond, the right of chapel, the Chapel of St Andre, anciently situated near the said manor, and now fallen in ruins.

As Joan Stevens records in Volume 1:

"This confirms that there was a manorial chapel there, dedicated to St André. There is a field known as Jardin de la Chapelle. An entry in the Registry of the Secretariat of the See of Coutances (1487-1557) says: 'On the twentieth day of the aforementioned month (March) for a licence to celevrate in a certain chapel of St André recently erected in the parish of St Saviour in the island of Jersey'. A further entry for 1496 says: 'The fifteenth day of April there was granted licence for celebration in the chapel of St André founded in the parish of St Saviour in the Island of Jersey".

Notes and references

  1. Although Volume 1 of Old Jersey Houses mentions four engraved stones, only three are actually described, and only two are included in the list in Volume 2, and in the Jersey Datestone Register
  2. Hidden away in the attic of the barn
  3. .Now in the attic of the barn at the rear
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