Les Varvots Villa

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Les Varvots Villa, St Lawrence


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Property name

Les Varvots Villa [1]

Other names

Les Varvots


Rue des Varvots

Type of property

19th century rural house


Sold for £643,000 in 2007 and £980,000 in 2015. The property appears to have been offered for £2,450,000 in 2020 but failed to sell

Families associated with the property

  • Le Riche: D Le Riche on 1849 Godfray map
  • Langlois: In 1941 there were two Langlois families living here. Brothers John Philip (1890- ), with his daughter Pamela Joan; and Herbert George Langlois (1899- ) were living here with Herbert's wife, Susannah Violet, nee Syvret (1901- ) and their children Leslie, Olive, George, Edward and Rodney. Also part of the household were Violet May Langlois (1927- ) and Herbert and John's mother Mary Rive Langlois, nee Le Sueur (1863- ) Kathleen Emily Langlois (1930- ).

Historic Environment Record entry

Listed building

A well proportioned early 19th century rural house retaining original character and features, with fine stonework. 5 bay, 2 storey house with 3 bay single storey wing to the west. The house emulates the polite architecture of Georgian fashion but with a continuing local character. Front (south) elevation. Ashlar stone chimneys with thatch stones, dressed granite gable verges with moulded kneelers. Ashlar stone facade in black and red chequered pattern. Lower courses of different construction. Datestone 1815, with the initials removed. Windows are 12 pane (6/6) sashes without horns. Door at centre is 4 panel with side lights and overlight. Wing: Front (south) elevation. Small box dormer. Red/yellow granite with grey stone quoins. Includes an accolade lintel with the incised date 'PBN 1862'. Plain lintel over door. Stevens (1977) refers to a gable stone beside the front door inscribed 'NQR 1676' which may stand for Querree and survive from an earlier property. Bakehouse.

Old Jersey Houses

One of the few 19th century Jersey granite country houses to be included, it is the 1676 datestone which seems to be important. The entry describes the house as possibly 'older than it looks', without suggesting how old it looks and how much older it might be.

There is a reference to a shallow scooped-out area in the wall next to the bakehouse hearth 'such as has been noted in very old houses'.

Notes and references

  1. It is not known when this property became a 'villa'. Historically it has always been known as Les Varvots, taking the name of the road in which it stands in the late 19th century
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