Les Alpes Cottage

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Les Alpes Cottage, St Martin


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This is the original residence behind Les Alpes, now restored

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Property name

Les Alpes Cottage

Other names

  • Little Manor

Location

Grande Route de Faldouet, St Martin

Type of property

18th century house with earlier origins

Valuations

Sold as Little Manor for £1.3 million in 2010

Families associated with the property

  • Messervy

Datestones

Historic Environment Record entry

Listed building

A mid-18th century property with earlier origins, retaining original features and character, incorporating a Jersey arch doorway. Shown on the Richmond Map of 1795.

Five-bay, two-storey main house with three-bay, two-storey wing to west.

Old Jersey Houses

The original Messervy house before Les Alpes was built by Constable Messervy in 1900. [2]

The standard 17th century round arch has survived in a much later facade, explained by the datestone which indicates that work was done on the property in 1751.

Notes and references

  1. OJH quotes the reference in Payne's Armorial to the marriage of George Messervy to Mary Dolbel in 1705 and suggests that this is a mistake, because the stone is clearly for Thomas Messervy. However, the marriage register for 1706 (new calender) clearly shows that it was George Messervy who married Marie Dolbel and a possible answer to the datestone conundrum is that, most unusually for a Jersey datestone, it refers to Thomas Messervy and his mother Marie Dolbel who would have been living at the property in 1741, after the death of George in 1725 and before Thomas married Elizabeth Valpy in 1746..
  2. This is presumably a reference to Thomas William Messervy, who was Constable of St Martin from 1865 to 1877
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