Historic Jersey buildings
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Route des Issues, St John
Type of property
Early 19th century house with 17th century remains
No recent transactions
Families associated with the property
- Le Gallais: The house passed to the Le Gallais family in 1844 when Edith Gibaut, grand-daughter of Moyse and Ann (below), married Jean Le Gallais (1819-1875). It remained in the possession of the Le Gallais family from then until 1942.
A Le Gallais connection was maintained past the end of the 19th century. In 1901 Albert Le Gallais (1864- ), already a retired farmer at the age of 37, was living here with his sisters Emma (1846- ), Lydia (1848- ) and Victoria (1858- ). In 1941 Albert and Lydia were still living here
- Bisson: In 1901 farmer Daniel Bisson (1850- ) and his wife Esther, nee Queree (1852- ) were living here with their son Edward John (1889- ) and their niece Lydia Le Boutillier (1885- ). Since Albert Le Gallais had retired from farming after the death of his father, the Bisson family were presumably his tenants.
- 1818 - no initials
Historic Environment Record entry
House circa 1800, with 19th century outbuildings and 17th century remains shown on the Richmond Map of 1795. An early example of a double pile house in Jersey, and a fine example of its type with many historic features surviving.
Farmhouse with paired wings and outbuildings around yard to rear.
Central panelled door has a transom light and a timber porch supported on two columns with pilaster responds, triglyph frieze, and mutuled cornice. The columns combine Greek and Roman Doric features: they are fluted and have bases, have a Greek echinus moulding and annulets, but have an astragal moulding instead of a groove below the neck.
Farmyard to rear. Granite rubble farm buildings with 17th century remains of earlier house. Ground floor windows with chamfered surrounds and accoladed lintels. The rear wall contains a blocked, 17th century round arched doorway.
Old Jersey Houses
This is a fine house of its style. Behind, and now converted into farm buildings, is the earlier house.