Crossbow House

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Crossbow House, Trinity

This Trinity house takes the English equivalent of the French arbalestier, and was clearly owned, if not originally built, by the Larbalestier family. The main structure relatively modern, but the dower wing is of a much earlier period and has a round arched doorway with the inscription 1678 IG, probably for Gruchy, an influential family in the area. In the late 19th century it was owned by the Constable of the parish from 1887-1890, Farmer John Norman, who lived there in 1891 with his wife Elizabeth and two young daughters.

Ten years earlier the house was occupied by farmer John Couillard, his wife Mary Ann, his mother and two young daughters. It was a very modest farmstead, of only 7 vergees.

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