No 37 Broad Street

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37 Broad Street, St Helier


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Property name

37 Broad Street


Broad Street, St Helier

Type of property

18th century town house. One of a pair with No 35


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Families and businesses associated with the property

Cabinet maker R Le Gallais is shown at 37 Broad Street in an 1834 commercial directory, and then the premises are not listed until 1851, when tobacco merchant James (Jacques) Dumaresq (1813- ) was listed in the census with his family. He married Elizabeth le Couteur (1815- ) in St Helier in 1834 and they had eight children: James (1838- ), Elizabeth Jane (1839- ), Jane Mary (1840- ), Mary (1842- ), Albert James (1845- ), Julia (1847- ), Jean (1850- ) anmd Emma (1853- ). In 1861 James was employing four of his children and three more men. By 1871 the business had been taken over by James Le Monnier, but ten years later the census showed John Dumaresq (1850- ) a commission merchant, living at the premises with wife Lavinia, nee Shaw (1852-1889) and daughter Beatrice Maud (1876- ).

This family went to live in England and after half a century during which no business activity is shown at No 37, the ABC Tearooms and bakery were opened by the Guiton family. After the War the property was occupied by Rendezvous, still owned by the Guitons. By 1970 C Le Masurier had opened a Wine Lodge and more recently the 2012 census showed No 37 occupied by R M Lighting.

Historic Environment Record entry

Listed building

Late 18th / early 19th century building which retains historic features. This building contributes to the streetscape with its scale, proportions and rhythm. Broad Street is part of the earliest development of St. Helier. One of a matching pair with No 35 - and part of a small group of surviving granite buildings in the street.

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