Les Fougeres

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Les Fougeres, St John


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Property name

Les Fougeres

Other names

Location

Les Chenolles, St John

Type of property

18th century house

Valuations

No recent transactions

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Families associated with the property

  • Bisson: The farm came into the family in the 1790s. The date on the lintel over the back door reads 1838, which may be date of the construction of the present house, although it may also refer to the construction of a room at the back of the house. One of the farm buildings contains the date 1886.
  • Le Calvez: In 1941 Francis Gabriel Le Calvez (1882- ), his wife Madeline, nee Rivoallen (1891- ) and their daughter Olga Gwendoline (1917- ) were living here

Historic Environment Record entry

Listed building

Mid-19th century house, five-bay, two-storey, with wing. Granite rubble with stucco removed, and with brick dressings. Stucco wing with 1838 datestone over back door.

At rear are granite rubble outbuildings in a large single block under a hipped roof, dated 1886.

Previously a school in the house.

Of particular note is a rare example of an historic limekiln. Granite rubble, rectangular facade built into north-facing hedge bank, rectangular lower opening to north side, dressed granite surround. Small chamber to north lined with small granite stones, large lintel supports opening to south in front of chamber.



Notes and references

This photograph of Les Fougeres was taken around 1900. It was then home to the Bisson family - the three people in the photograph are Rosa Bisson (1874- ), her mother Amelie, nee Baudains, and Amelie's sister Sophie. The head of household was Amelie's husband, auctioneer and valuer Daniel Bisson. Their younger daughter Phoebe ran a small school in the upper room of the wing of the house.
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