Bellair

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Bellair, Grouville


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Property name

Bellair

Other names

Bellair Barn

Location

Grande Route des Sablons, Grouville

Type of property

19th century farm

Valuations

Sold for £735,000 in 2002. The barn was sold for £525,000 in 2009

Families associated with the property

Bertram: In 1941 Thomas Claude Bertram (1878- ), his wife Emily Marie, nee Le Rougetel (1884- ), son Ronald Claude (1907- ), daughter-in-law Ida, nee Poskitt (1908- ), grandson Claude Leslie, and daughter Mrs Eileen Hughes lived here.

Historic Environment Record entry

Listed building

Characteristic late 19th century Jersey farmhouse maintaining some original interior and exterior features.

Together with the neighbouring East Lynne, the property is significant for the role it played during the German Occupation. The farms became known as the 'Fauvic Embarkation Point' as the main location from which Islanders attempted to escape.

Detached, three-bay, two-storey house with single storey outbuilding to the side.

Ground floor rooms have been knocked through. Three late 19th century cast iron fireplaces with tile sides and simple timber surrounds in first floor rooms. The 1887 outbuilding - Bellair Barn - was regularly used to hide the escapees boats. They would arrive just before the evening curfew and hide at the farms until the regular German patrol had passed. They then had a couple of hours to escape before the next patrol. The shoreline here had no barbed wire or sentries posted.

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