No 10 Broad Street

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10 Broad Street, St Helier


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Property name

10 Broad Street

Other names

Beghin's

Location

Broad Street, St Helier

Type of property

19th century house and shop

Valuations

No recent transactions

Families and businesses associated with the property

10 Broad Street was part of Beghin's until it closed in 2019. It was occupied in 1833 by Eagle Fire Office agent J Blampied, followed in 1852 by Collas Jouault's fancy repository. There are no census records for the property until 1861, when it was occupied by Fanny Skelly (1833- ) a publican. This does not necessarily mean that No 10 was a public house, but the 1874 commercial directory listing for P Briard and 1880 almanac listing of A Lavesa, both as publicans, suggest that it definitely was.

Thomas Soper, a hatter born in 1834, the son of William and Ann, was at 10 Broad Street in the 1890s. He is shown in the 1891 census with his wife Jane Eliza, nee Davis (1839- ), and children Edith (1875- ), Florence (1877- ) and Hilda (1883- ). The eldest child, Alfred William (1873- ) had apparently left home by then. Thomas Soper was trading at No 10 into the 1910s, and by 1920 the premises had been taken over to expand Beghin's shoe shop.

Historic Environment Record entry

Listed building

This mid-late 19th century building contributes to the scale and rhythm of the streetscape. Three-storey, two-bay. Modern ground floor shopfront shared with No 8. Shop runs between 51 King Street and 10 Broad Street. There is also access to 53 King Street and 8 Broad Street. The only remaining historic interior feature is a small fireplace and grate in the attic.

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