Elliston House

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Elliston House, St Brelade


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This large house overlooking St Aubin's Harbour is evidence of the wealth of the merchants who operated from there before St Helier took over as the island's principal port


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Property name

Elliston House

Other names

Location

Le Boulevard, St Aubin

Type of property

Former merchant's house, now divided into apartments

Valuations

  • The penthouse flat was offered for sale for £309,000 in 2013.
  • A two-bedroom flat was offered in 2020 for £750,000

Families associated with the property

  • Pipon
  • Lewis: After the German Occupation E M Lewis applied to the Channel Islands Rehabilitation Scheme for damage to the property estimated at £825. The property was requisitioned on 1 November 1940 and derequisitioned on 2 June 1943

Historic Environment Record entry

Listed building

A fine dated merchants house, pre-1685, rebuilt circa 1730 with original exterior and interior features, located in a prominent location overlooking St Aubin's harbour. Shown on the Richmond Map of 1795. Probably built before 1677.

Panelling on ground floor of various dates and Adam style fireplace. Four storeys, five bays. Slate roof behind shallow render parapet with raised lettering "Elliston House" in central panel. Massive granite stack on right, render stack on left. Central entrance porch with Tuscan columns and flat hood, six-panel door with glazed lights.

Old Jersey Houses

Although Elliston House is included in the second volume of Joan Stevens' Old Jersey Houses, devoted to houses built after 1700, she wrote that 'there is reason to think that this house was built before 1677'.

In that year Jacques Pipon, who died before 1706, bought some waste land from Sir Edouard de Carteret, between land he already held from Helier Mauger, where he was said to have already constructed a house, going towards the high tide mark.

There are windows at the back which Mrs Stevens said pointed to a 17th century date, and internal features 'all indicate alterations at various dates'.

Jacques Pipon, who eventually inherited the house when his brother Thomas went to live in England, [1] was among the signatories requesting States permission to build a quay in St Aubin in 1790.

Notes and references

  1. He was Constable of St Brelade from 1709 to 1713
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