No 33 King Street

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33 King Street


By 1968 the shop was occupied by Elegance

Kleber ladies' hairdresser is in the right foreground of this picture taken in 1953

The first recorded occupant of No 33 King Street was brazier John Neel in 1833-34. He may also have been the same John Neel (1801- ), grocer, who is shown as the occupant in the 1841 census?

He was followed by Jean Le Franc, who came to Jersey from Corsica and was a bootmaker at the premises in the 1851 and 1861 censuses. He was married to Susanne from Guernsey.

Pallot family

The next recorded occupant, after a gap in census records, was clothier P Pallot, who also operated from No 31 next door, in 1880. The following year's census, and an 1885 almanac record, show the occupant to be shoemaker George Ching, whose family were also in business in the same trade at various times at No 29 and No 31.

By 1890 J F Huelin was carrying on King Street's favourite trade of drapery, and he was followed by the Assam Tea Company in 1900. Three years later Mrs Ellen Le Ruez had reintroduced the trade of boot dealer, to be followed in 1912 by Morris Barnett's fancy bazaar, C Le C Marett and Cawley Brothers in unknown businesses in 1919 and 1930, respectively, and then H Kleber's ladies' hairdresser from 1940 to 1955.

The property was then acquired by King Street stalwarts Elegance, who ran a perfumery until 2000, when Esprit took over.

Historic Environment Record entry

This mid-19th century building contributes to the streetscape character and retains some original features.

Four-storey, two-bay. Flat roof behind parapet. Front elevation is rendered with lined ashlar effect and string course at gutter level. First floor windows altered with two-pane sashes. Second floor windows are original 12-pane sashes, no horns. Upper floor windows are six-pane sashes, no horns.

Part of the original stair survives with mahogany handrail and balusters, and alcoves in the stair wall.

Chronology [1]

  • 1833-1834 - John Neel, brazier
  • 1841 - John Peel, grocer
  • 1851 - Jean Le Franc, of Corsica, bootmaker
  • 1861 - Jean Le Franc, bootmaker employing four men
  • 1871 - Unoccupied in census return
  • 1880 - P Pallot, clothier
  • 1881 - George Ching, shoemaker
  • 1885 - G Ching, shoemaker
  • 1890 - J F Huelin, draper
  • 1900 - Assam Tea Company
  • 1901 - Mrs Ellen Le Ruez, boot dealer
  • 1912 - Morris Barnett, fancy bazaar
  • 1919 - C Le C Marett
  • 1930 - Cawley Brothers
  • 1940-1955 - H Kleber, ladies' hairdresser
  • 1960-2000 - Elegance, perfumers
  • 2010 - Esprit
An earlier picture looking the other way down the street

Notes and references

  1. Many of the start and end dates given for businesses are approximate. As more business advertisements and other records are discovered the dates can be adjusted
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