Les Capelles

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Les Capelles, St John


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The house is some way from the road down a long, straight avenue

Property name

Les Capelles

Location

Rue de La Mare Ballam, St John

Type of property

Former farm

Valuations

Sold for £2.1 million in 2016

Families associated with the property

  • Esnouf
  • Hubert
  • Falla: In About 1600 Pierre Falla, second son of Jean Falla, of Grande Maison, in St Sampson, Guernsey, settled at Les Capelles, in the same parish, where his descendants remained until the middle of the nineteenth century.

In or about 1788 Isaac Falla, of Les Capelles, sold his Guernsey property to his brother Pierre, and settled in St John, Jersey, on an estate which he bought, by deed of 6 September 1788, from Philippe Hubert. The latter had bought this property on 1 July 1775 from Esther Esnouf, daughter of Josue Esnouf and Susanne de Ste Croix, Esther Esnouf having become tenante apres decret to her father's inheritance.

The estate comprised about 55 vergées of land, with a vivier or fish-pond, the whole situated in the Parish of St John, on the Fiefs Esnouf and à l'Abbesse de Caen. Isaac Falla named this property Les Capelles, after his ancestral home in Guernsey, and it was he who planted most of the beautiful oak trees which surround the estate. [1]

Historic Environment Record entry

Listed building

Former farm group. Four-bay, two-storey house with raised basement, much altered in 20th century. L-plan outbuilding range.

Of particular note is a large detached bakehouse, retaining its fireplace with lined corbels. A farmstead is shown on this site on Richmond map of 1795.

Old Jersey Houses

Not included

Notes and references

  1. From Falla pedigree prepared in 1904 by E P Le Feuvre, for Walter Falla
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