Rosedale Farm

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Rosedale Farm, St John


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Property name

Rosedale Farm

Location

Route des Issues, St John

Type of property

18th century farm with earlier origins

Valuations

No recent transactions

Families associated with the property

Historic Environment Record entry

Listed building

18th century farm group, with earlier origins circa 17th century, retaining original features and character.

Shown on the Richmond Map of 1795.

Main farmhouse: two-storey, five-bay. Pitched slate roof, rendered chimneys on gables.

Unusual arrangement of granite work on south elevation with ashlar stones around and between the windows, with rustic quoins and random granite on each corner of the house.

In front of the main door are rare, square stone chamfered porch pillars of 17th century style (relocated – perhaps from earlier adjacent house).

The earlier house displays Jersey’s vernacular tradition in the use of local materials and details; the later house altered to emulate the polite architecture of Georgian fashion but with a continuing local character.

Old Jersey Houses

This farm provides an example of vaulted pigsties. They are in three sections in a row, which is the most common pattern, but they have a pitched roof covered in rough cement. Attached to the end of the row is a privy, with matching roof and the same interior ceiling, cunningly constructed in beehive manner.

Notes and references

  1. His first wife was Mary Coutanche (1854-1888), probably, although we have not been able to confirm it, the elder sister of Elizabeth
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