No 21 Beresford Street

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21 Beresford Street, St Helier


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The Dubras family's hairdressing business was here at the beginning of the 20th century, before they moved to No 57 King Street

Property name

21 Beresford Street

Other names

Sheffield house: The name used by ironmonger John Gregory Stevens in the late 19th century. He came from Sheffield and sold Sheffield cutlery


Beresford Street, St Helier

Type of property

Mid-19th century shop building, now integrated with No 19


These strange fluctuations in prices have not been explained. It is likely that No 17½ was included in the 2006 transaction

  • 17½, 19 and 21 Beresford Street sold for £1,375,000 in 2005
  • 19 and 21 Beresford Street sold for £1,992,000 in 2006
  • 17½, 19 and 21 Beresford Street sold for £950,000 in 2017

Families and businesses associated with the property

Census returns

  • 1861 - John Gregory Stevens (40) ironmonger; wife Mary (42); three daughters and three sons
  • 1871 – John Gregory Stevens (50) ironmonger; wife Mary (49); son Edwin Henry (20) and daughter Laura (17), shop assistants, Ada (13)
  • 1881 – John Gregory Stevens (60) ironmonger; wife Mary (60); son John Gregory (33) merchant; daughter Ada Isabella (22), grand daughter Maud Florinette (8) (Fr)
  • 1891 – Thomas White (46) toy dealer; wife Zennia (43)

Almanac entries

  • 1874-1880 – J G Stevens, ironmonger
  • 1895-1900 – T F White, toy repository [1]
  • 1905-1910 - C Dubras, hairdresser
  • 1920-1925 – Gregory and Sons
  • 1930-1935 – H F Bartlett; J Sturgess; P de La Haye
  • 1940 - Mesny Brothers
  • 1950-1955 - Joane's
  • 1960 - Picquet's
  • 1965 - Dot Trading

Historic Environment Record entry

Listed building

This mid-19th century building is a finely proportioned, simple building with some external features remaining, contributing to the streetscape. Three-storey, three-bay. Front elevation: Pantile roof with brick chimneys on each gable. Walls render with ashlar and keystone effect. Shopfront between fluted pilasters with original Corinthian capitals.

Notes and references

  1. Did 19th century chidren really say: 'Mummy, can we go to the toy repository?'
No 21 is the three-bay building second from the right
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