No 5 Broad Street

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5 Broad Street, St Helier


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his 1875 photograph shows that No 5, on the right of the row at the back, was a three-bay building

Property name

5 Broad Street

Location

Broad Street, St Helier

Type of property

Town house and shop. Although now a separate premises from neighbouring No 13 Bond Street the two properties were clearly designed as one, but it is believed that No 5 Broad Street was built some time earlier than its neighbour and was originally a three-bay property, until the corner building was constructed and took one bay from the Broad Street property.

Valuations

Sold for £400,000 in 2011

Families and businesses associated with the property

Listings of 5 Broad Street are limited on the information they provide. Nicholas Wimbee, an umbrella maker born in about 1802, was there as early as 1833, living with his sisters Mary (1798- ) and Ann (1810- ) at the time of the 1851 census. They were the children of Nicholas Wimbee and Renee Mahier, or Mahe. Both were from France, and married in St Helier in 1805. One of the sisters had taken over the business by 1874, described then as a 'parasol maker'.

In 1880 the premises appear to have been unoccupied and after a brief spell of occupancy by confectioner Mrs Dubreuil, a Mrs Pimbert was at No 5 from 1890 to the turn of the century, followed until the 1940s by A J Gale. We have no information about their businesses. In the 1950s and '60s A H B Le Sueur traded as Maison Le Sueur, follwed from the late '60s by Jersey Camera Supplies.

Historic Environment Record entry

Listed building

This late Victorian building, with its corner neighbour, contributes to the streetscape with its scale, strong character and external features.

Three-storey with attic, two-bay. [1]

Notes and references

  1. Originally three-bay, see note above
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