Green Street

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Green Street


Jersey's first high rise block - La Collette Flats - just completed in 1964 [1]

This street leading from the town centre to the south coast was perhaps best known in the 20th century for Jersey's first two high-rise blocks of flats, La Collette Flats at the southern end and The Cedars at the other

A JMT bus outside the sheds the company took over from the Jersey Eastern Railway
A well-preserved Victorian terrace
The southern end of the street viewed from Paul Lakeman's drone. Visit his Facebook group for a large selection of photographs looking down on Jersey's coast. Photographs are available in return for a contribution to Jersey Hospice

Frederick Tennyson

Frederick Tennyson (1807-1898), the elder brother of the famous poet Alfred Lord Tennyson, was a notable resident of the street in the second half of the 19th century. The 1861 census showed him living at No 20, with his Italian wife Maria, nee Giuilotti and daughters, Elizabeth, Amelia, and Matilda, who owned the property. Frederick was also an accomplished poet.


Notes and references

  1. In 1971 a committee of the Association of Jersey Architects provided the States Planning Office with an assessment of buildings of historic and architectural interest in the town of St Helier. This is what they had to say about La Collette Flats:

    It is perhaps too early to give an accurate assessment of La Collette Flats. The development, which includes the first tower block built in the island, is an outstanding example of the 1960s style of architecture, using reinforced concrete on a scale not previously attempted.

    The imaginative site layout, the bold sculptural treatment of the blocks and the consistency of detail all contribute to the success of the scheme. It is essential that the original concept is not subjected to minor alterations and adjustment which could ruin its appearance. The external works and landscaping are very much part of the design and must not be altered.
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