Peirson Road

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Peirson Road


Peirson Road, named in honour of Major Francis Peirson, the hero of the Battle of Jersey, is the last built-up road on the west of the town of St Helier


On it's eastern side there is a fine row of Victorian houses, leading inland to Cheapside from the Grand Hotel. On the opposite side is the Triangle Park, which is now home to the statue of Queen Victoria which used to stand in gardens at the Weighbridge.

The stretch of road from where the people are standing in the photograph immediately below to the sea front at West Park, was originall all part of Cheapside, but was renamed as a tribute to Major Peirson. The triangular traffic island behind the ornamental street lamp now contains three boules pitches.

This Francis Foot photograph from the early years of the 20th century was captioned Pierson Road. He could be forgiven for the incorrect spelling, because it was not until after 1915 that almanacs began to spell Major Peirson's name correctly and offical road signs in the area were altered


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