Ville Machon

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Ville Machon, Trinity


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Property name

Ville Machon

Other names

  • Maison de Haut
  • Maison de Bas


Route des Cotes du Nord, Trinity

Type of property

Property older than its façade indicates, noted by thick walls and granite fireplace. A popular venue for weddings and corporate events in the 21st century


  • Maison de Haut was sold for £750,000 in 2010
  • Maison de Bas was sold for £430,000 in 2012 and £259,335 in 2020

None of these sales would appear to have been at market values

Families associated with the property



  • 17 IDG ♥♥ EDG 83 - For Jean de Gruchy and Elizabeth de Gruchy [1]
  • 17 PRN ♥ MDG 89 - For Philippe Renault and Marie de Gruchy, married in Trinity in 1762
  • 18 PRN ♥ MAM 05 - For Philippe Renault and Marie Amy, married in St Saviour in 1795
  • PDG ♥ MRN 1814 - For Philippe de Gruchy and Marie Renault
  • 18 PRN ♥ MAM 24 - For Philippe Renault and Marie Amy, married in St Saviour in 1795

As far as we have been able to work out, these stones run in sequence through the de Gruchy and Renault trees in the 18th and early 19th centuries, although further research is required to establish just how the property (or parts of the property) was passed from generation to generation

Historic Environment Record entry

Listed building

This is an unusual group of late 18th/early 19th century buildings, historically being two dwellings. The houses both retain their individual historic character with historic features remaining internally and externally.

Maison de Haut is shown on the Richmond map of 1795.

A rough lavoir in meadow to the south.

20th century conservatory across two east bays to west four-bay section. 20th century extension to southeast corner. Garden terraced with low wall.

Notes and references

  1. Not Jean Gruchy, as shown by HER
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