No 8 Broad Street

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8 Broad Street, St Helier


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Property name

8 Broad Street

Other names

Beghin's

Location

Broad Street, St Helier. Rear entrance to shop at 53 King Street.

Type of property

Mid-19th century town house and shop. Shop covers ground floor of 8 and 10 Broad Street, and 51 and 53 King Street

Valuations

No recent transactions

Beghin's traded at No 8 Broad Street and 51 King Street in 1880 before the adjoining properties were acquired

Families and businesses associated with the property

Milliner John Berteau was in business at 8 Broad Street in the 1830s and '40s, followed by his widow Jane, also a milliner, in the '50s and '60s. John was born in 1791, the son of Jean Berteau and Jeanne Grellier, and descended from a St Lawrence family.

In the 1850s and '60s watchmaker and dentist Sebastien de la Lande (1806- ) was also in business at No 8, followed by his son Gustave Edouard (1839- ) in the '70s. In 1881 the census showed ship's carpenter William Park (1849- ) living there with his wife Harriet (1857- ), a tobacconist.

From 1886 the premises were part of Beghin's footwear retailers, and remained so until the business closed in 2019.

Historic Environment Record entry

Listed building

This mid-late 19th century three-storey, two-bay building [1] adds character to the streetscape, retaining decorative features.

Ground floor shop runs between 51 and 53 King Street and 10 Broad Street. There are no features inside this property of any historic interest.

Notes and references

  1. Whether in the present building is unclear, but as the business history above indicates, there was a shop and house here at least as early as the 1830s
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