L'Hermitage, St J

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L'Hermitage, St John [1]

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Property name



Rue du Pont, St John

Type of property

House and outbuildings

Families associated with the property

  • Le Cornu
  • Robinson on Godfray map
  • Corbet: In 1941 Reginald Thomas Corbet (1913- ) was living here with his wife Ivy Blanche, nee Henstridge (1907- ) and their children Ruth Mavis (1936- ), Graham Reginald (1938- ) and Arnold Barry (1939- )


Historic Environment Record entry

No entry

It is strange that this property has not been listed because the main house appears to date from at least the early 19th century, and outbuildings are older. It is one of a few properties which is mentioned in Old Jersey Houses but has no HER listing

Old Jersey Houses

"Here, as so often happens, the earlier house has become a stable building. It was single-storey with one upper window which fitted under the curve of the thatch. The front door has become a window, and two windows are now doors. The building faces west and its south gable retains the uprights of a fireplace, chamfered on oth sides.
"In the attic many pottery vessels were found, as well as some documents [3] belonging to a sea captain named de Gruchy.
"There is one most interesting item here, seen nowhere else; the pig sties are continuous with the bakehouse, so that the end sty was warmed by the bread oven, and there is a peephole through the wall enabling the farmer to watch his farrowing sow and to be ready to help her."

Notes and references

  1. We have yet to obtain a photograph of this property, which is surrounded by trees down a private drive off a St John lane
  2. No attempt was made to decipher this stone, although it is mentioned in Old Jersey Houses
  3. Now held by Jersey Archive
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