Historic Jersey buildings
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Verte Rue, St Mary
Type of property
Five-bay country house
Sold for £705,000 in 2003; £1.6 million in 2010; £1,725,000 in 2011 and £1,875,000 in 2019
Families associated with the property
OJH records that the property has passed through the families of Le Cronier, Jolin, Esnouf, Le Rossignol, Le Marquand and Bisson, and that J Esnouf is shown on the Godfray map. The Le Croniers came to Jersey from Normandy and Pierre married Susanne Barbey in Jersey in 1688.
- 1723 IRM
- Fragment of a round arch with PR 16 on it which is in the granite surrounding of the front door.
Historic Environment Record entry
The house emulates the polite architecture of Georgian fashion but with a continuing local character, retaining its proportions and historic character. The property also displays Jersey’s vernacular tradition in the use of local materials and details, such as the tourelle stair. The overlay of French and British architectural influences is unique to Jersey and the Channel Islands. Shown on the Richmond Map of 1795.
Two-storey, five-bay main house with two-storey wing to east (20th century) and lean-to to west gable. Detached to south is 20th century garage. Barn to west, running north/south (converted and separate property).
Old Jersey Houses
An entry in Vol Two suggests that the rough tourelle staircase is the oldest part of the house, supported by the 1723 datestone.
A mysterious feature is a narrow passage leading from the hall to the west gable.