No 16 Mulcaster Street

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16 Mulcaster Street, St Helier


No 16 is in the middle of this row of buildings

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Property name

16 Mulcaster Street


Mulcaster Street, St Helier

Type of property

19th century town house and shop


No recent transactions

Families and businesses associated with the property

  • Binet: Jean Binet sold the land on which the property was built in 1847
  • Renouf: Nicholas Renouf built the house and shop

Census returns

  • 1861: John Collier (48) ship’s master; John F Bouillard (48) photographer
  • 1881: William Bridle (37) tobacconist, wife Mary (30), five children

Almanac listings

  • 1880-1900: W H Bridle, tobacconist
  • 1905: G Lewis
  • 1910: G H Bridle
  • 1920-1960: S A Pigeon
  • 1965-1970: S P Pigeon
  • 1990: Gothard and Trevor

Historic Environment Record entry

Listed building

No 16 is of significance as an early-mid 19th century shop with integral accommodation above retaining its original external form, scale and elevational proportions, which is of townscape interest and group value.

It is a tangible reminder of the outward growth of the historic core of St Helier in the early-mid 19th century, whose development is bound up with the expansion of the town following the end of the wars with France; a period which had a significant impact on the life and economy of the town and saw the appearance of large scale retail frontages for the first time.

Mulcaster Street formed an important connection from the old town to the newly constructed waterfront and harbour.

A contract dated 1879 states that Nicholas Renouf built No 16 on land he acquired from Jean Binet in 1847. Mid-terrace, three-bay, three-storey shop with accommodation above. The building retains its original external form, scale and elevational proportions, although with loss of some original fabric.

The architectural interest is enhanced by the contribution of the building to a larger group. No 16, together with its neighbours in the block between Wharf Street and Bond Street, and some of the properties on the south side of the street, is of townscape interest forming a collective 19th century street scene sitting between the town church and the weighbridge area. [1]

Notes and references

  1. This HER assessment is virtually identical to that given for No 15
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