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Rue du Sorel, St John
Type of property
Mid-17th century farmhouse
Sold for £695,000 in 2005
Families associated with the property
Historic Environment Record entry
Historic farm group with mid-17th century house retaining its character and some fine internal features. The main house has A-frame trusses still supporting a king post roof.
Published reference to carpenter's marks on beams as very early examples of lead pencils. Outbuildings circa mid-18th century to 1800. Shown on the Richmond Map of 1795.
Converted cow shed adjoining at right angles to east, granite rubble with slate roof.
Outbuilding to east with early eastern wall.
Large corbelled fireplace with elm bressummer on west gable. 19th century fireplace and grate on east gable. Stair doglegged stick baluster, turned newel.
The house displays Jersey’s vernacular tradition in the use of local materials and details.
Old Jersey Houses
Depite its 17th century origins, this property was not included in either volume