Clos des Tours

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Clos des Tours, St Brelade


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This house overlooking St Aubin was the home of Jersey's wartime Bailiff, Alexander Coutanche

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Property name

Clos des Tours

Location

Rue de Haut, St Brelade

Type of property

Detached house above St Aubin, dated 1933 and built in Arts and Crafts style

Report of a wartime break-in at the house

Families associated with the property

  • Coutanche: This was the home of Jersey's wartime Bailiff, Alexander Coutanche
  • Coleman: In 1941 Charles Victor Coleman (1893- ) and his wife Emma Louise, nee Moignard (1888- ) were living here with their daughters Freda Joy (1924- ) and Joyce Louise (1922- ). It is not clear what there connection was with Lord Coutanche

Historic Environment Record entry

Listed building

Shown as 'Clos de Tours' on the website, which if this is what the house is called by its owners, is linguistically incorrect

A fine unusual detached house, dated 1933, designed by Peter Blampied in Arts and Crafts style. Sited in a commanding coastal location, overlooking St Aubins Bay retaining original irregular internal and external form and features.

Central projecting gabled entrance bay has irregular height roof, wide semicircular headed granite doorway with voussoirs and narrow latticed sidelights. Central voussoir with datestone 1933.

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