No 18 Beresford Street

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18 Beresford Street, St Helier


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Property name

18 Beresford Street

Other names

Beresford Library


Beresford Street, St Helier

Type of property

19th century shop, library and printing business


No recent transactions

Families and businesses associated with the property

  • Le Feuvre: The Beresford Library was started by Charles Le Feuvre

Census returns

  • 1861 – Charles Le Feuvre (44) bookseller, printer and book binder, employing 22 ; wife Mary (48), three daughters and a son
  • 1871 – Charles Le Feuvre (54) bookseller, printer and bookbinder employing 28 ; wife Mary (58); son Charles (31) librarian; three daughters and a servant
  • 1881 – Charles Le Feuvre (64) bookseller and printer, employing 25 ; wife Mary (68); three daughters Mary (36), Annie (33) and Louisa (24) assisting in business
  • 1891 – Mary Le Feuvre (46) boot seller ; sisters Annie (40) and Louisa (34)

Almanac listings

  • 1874 – C Le Feuvre, bookseller, stationer, bookbinder and printer. 18½ - Asplet and Green, photographers
  • 1880-1886 – Charles Le Feuvre, bookseller, stationer, bookbinder and printer. 18½ - Dr E de Renty, French pharmacy
  • 1895-1915 - Labey and Blampied, later Labey and Son
  • 1920-1925 - Beresford Library
  • 1930-1960 - J W Orviss
  • 1965-1990 - Le Riches self-service store

Historic Environment Record entry

Although not a listed building, having been absorbed into the rebuilt property making the corner of Beresford Street and Halkett Street, No 18 has a long and proud history, having once been home to the island's principal lending library

Notes and references

The Beresford Library was on the left, behind the boy carrying a white cylinder
By 1899 the Beresford Library was owned by Messrs Labey and Blampied
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