La Croix Cottage

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La Croix Cottage, Grouville


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A close-up of one of the house's chimneys, showing the dripstones which kept the rain out when the roof was thatched. These protrusions from the chimneys of many old Jersey houses are frequently called 'witches' chairs', with a suggestion that they were created to give witches somewhere to rest while in flight, but their true purpose was somewhat more prosaic and practical

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Property name

La Croix Cottage

Other names

La Croix

Location

Rue des Pres, Grouville

Type of property

Early 19th century farmhuse divided into separate units

Valuations

The property sold for £621,000 in 2012 and £702,500 in 2017

Families associated with the property

Datestones

Historic Environment Record entry

Listed building

A good example of an early 19th century granite farmhouse, with good stonework and exterior character. Two-storey, five-bay house (now sub-divided as La Croix and La Croix Cottage). Slate roof with dressed granite chimneystacks, with thatch dripstones. Dressed squared granite facade with quoins and dressed openings.

20th century east extension and rear extensions. Original farmhouse subdivided between properties.

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