No 20 Beresford Street

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20 and 20½ Beresford Street, St Helier


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Nos 20 and 22 in the 1870s

Property name

20-20½ Beresford Street

Location

Beresford Street, St Helier

Type of property

Victorian property divided into two shops

Valuations

Sold for £410,000 in 2005

Families and businesses associated with the property

Census returns

  • 1851 – Samuel Bevan (36) landscape artist; wife Caroline (31), hotel keeper; one servant
  • 1861 - Joseph Short (50) master fishmonger, from England; wife Charlotte (46); four sons and a daughter, eldest George (14) working for father; step-daughter Eliza Murley (23) milliner employing ten girls
  • 1871 - Joseph Short (60) fishmonger; wife Charlotte (54); sons Joseph (26) steward, George (24) sailor; two more sons and a daughter. James Bond (18) labourer in vinegar works; sister Elizabeth (22)
  • 1881 – Henry Norman (35) fishmonger; wife Elizabeth (32), five sons and a daughter
  • 1891 – Victor Le Hayee (39) tinsmith; wife Marie (41); two sons, four daughters
  • 1901 - James Blight (45) gilder; wife Mary (39), three sons

Almanac listings

  • 1874 - 20, Joseph Short, fishmonger. 20½, Miss Bond, milliner
  • 1880 - 20, V La Hayee, tinsmith. 20½, H Newman, fishmonger
  • 1886 - 20, V La Hayee, tinsmith. 20½, Mrs Vincent, fishmonger
  • 1895 - 20, S Messervy. 20½, Mrs O’Brien
  • 1900 - 20, S Messervy. 20½, J H Blight
  • 1905-1915 - 20, S Messervy. 20½, A Chamard
  • 1920-1925 - 20½, T J Tregeagle
  • 1930 - 20, Miss Saunders; W E Howard. 20½, A McKee
  • 1935-1940 - 20, Le Cocq and Le Breton; Dr Hardie. 20½, A McKee
  • 1950-1960 - 20, C A Beuzeval; G V Trump. 20½, A McKee
  • 1965-1970 - 20, Regent Radio. 20½, A J McKee
  • 1975 - 20½, A J McKee
  • 1980 - 20, Selectavision; Mona Lisa
  • 1990 - 20, French Bread Shop; Mona Lisa; Roxy Hair Salon

Historic Environment Record entry

Listed building

This late 19th century building, with French influence, retains many original features of fine quality design and craftsmanship. Three-storey with attic, two-bay. Front elevation: Slate mansard roof with scrolled gable ends. pedimented full dormer with arched 6 pane timber, double casements.

Walls rendered; panelled frieze, banded rustication on second floor, wave pattern string course between first and second floors, panels on first floor. Windows centrally positioned, framed by pilasters on first floor with curved, fluted brackets to support balustraded balcony at second floor french windows.

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