La Forge, Tr

From Jerripedia
Jump to: navigation, search


Historic Jersey buildings

La Forge, Trinity


Not to be confused with the Old Forge, a little distance away in Trinity, and still a working forge

Index of all house profiles

If you own this property, have ancestors who lived here, or can provide any further information and photographs, please contact us through


Property name

La Forge

Other names

La Forge Farm


Rue es Picots, Trinity

Type of property

Former forge and working farm, substantially unaltered


La Forge, Rue au Carrefour was sold for £300,000 in 2005. La Forge backs on to this road and, while the whole property is unlikely to have sold for that amount, it is possible that the transacton involved one or more outbuildings

Families associated with the property


  • 18 PDGC AMTG 33 - For Pierre de Gruchy and Anne Mattingley who married the year after the stone was erected, presumably while work was being undertaken in anticipation of their moving in after the wedding

Historic Environment Record entry

Listed building

Early-mid 19th century rural property retaining historic character and original features.

Five-bay, two-storey main house with three-bay, two-storey outbuilding to east and detached farm building to the west.

Interior retains some historic features, reportedly including stairs with stick balusters, plain sides and a mahogany handrail returning in a chameleon twist at the base, interior doors with good architraves and wide floor boards.

Old Jersey Houses

The only former forge to feature in the books, this property is said to have 'a satisfying facade, in that everything about it appears to be contemporaneous and to support the marriage stone'. [1]

The remainder of the brief entry is devoted to minor architectural features, including the width of floor boards.

Notes and references

  1. The stone is actually dated for the year before the marriage of Pierre de Gruchy (not Philippe as wrongly identified in Volume Two) and Anne Mattingley, perhaps erected following work on the property in anticipation of their nuptuals. This is a factual error by the author, who compounded it by referring to the stone as a 'marriage stone'

Occupation pig case

In 1944 Herbert Philip Cabot, of La Forge Farm was referred to the island authorities by the Germans for 'illegal custody of a pig'. He was tried by the Royal Court and fined £20, with £3 costs.

Personal tools
other Channel Islands
contact and contributions

Please support Jerripedia with a donation to our hosting costs