La Hougue, St O

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La Hougue Farm, St Ouen


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Property name

La Hougue Farm

Other names

  • La Hougue
  • Les Hougues [1]
  • Hougue Farm [2]
  • La Hougue Cottage
  • La Croute


Route de Vinchelez, St Ouen

Type of property

19th century farm, divided into separate units


  • La Hougue Cottage was sold for £182,000 in 2008
  • 2 La Hougue Farm, then called La Croute, was sold for £770,000 in 2009 and £910,000 in 2018

Families associated with the property

  • Le Ruez
  • de Carteret and Fiott: Jersey Archive holds a 1760s document which is an account submitted by George de Carteret to Nicolas Fiott, which includes a payment of £3,750 tournois on rentes due on La Hougue

Various documents held by Jersey Archive indicate that during the course of the 20th century, La Hougue was home to members of the Desreaux family - William Thomas Desreaux (1880- ) and his wife Elizabeth, nee Le Ruez (1881- ) - Roscouet - Florence Augustine (1895- ) and Marie Josephine, nee Turmel.

In the previous century, Philip Le Ruez, of La Hougue, bequeathed £5 to the poor of St Ouen in his 1886 will.


Historic Environment Record entry

Listed building

This 19th century farm complex is of a high quality construction and retains its historic character and features. Of particular note is the unusually large stable building to the north, complete with ornate bell-cote, one of the finest examples in Jersey.

Early 19th century farm group, with late 19th century outbuilding range. Main house with abutting range to west, to east conservatory/greenhouse and large stable block to north.

Notes and references

  1. As shown in 1871 census
  2. As shown in 1881 census
  3. Philippe was the grandson of Jean and Jeanne. The 1871 census shows widower John Le Ruez, son of Jean and Jeanne, living at 'Les Hougues' with his brother Philip, and sons Philip and Edward, all of which fits with the family tree we have researched. Ten years later the census return for 'Hougue Farm' shows John still head of household, his two sons living with him, as well as Philip's wife Elizabeth. Philip is shown as a farmer of 12 acres
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