La Forge, Tr

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La Forge, Trinity


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Property name

La Forge

Other names

La Forge Farm


Rue es Picots

Type of property

Former forge and working farm, substantially unaltered


No recent transactions

Families associated with the property

  • De Gruchy
  • Cabot: The family bought the property from a de Gruchy early in the 20th century.


Historic Environment Record entry

Listed building

Early-mid 19th century rural property retaining historic character and original features.

Five-bay, two-storey main house with three-bay, two-storey outbuilding to east and detached farm building to the west.

Interior retains some historic features, reportedly including stairs with stick balusters, plain sides and a mahogany handrail returning in a chameleon twist at the base, interior doors with good architraves and wide floor boards.

Old Jersey Houses

The only former forge to feature in the books, this property is said to have 'a satisfying facade, in that everything about it appears to be contemporaneous and to support the marriage stone'. [1]

The remainder of the brief entry is devoted to minor architectural features, including the width of floor boards.

Notes and references

  1. The stone is actually dated for the year before the marriage of Pierre de Gruchy (not Philippe as wrongly identified in Volume Two) and Anne Mattingley, perhaps erected following work on the property in anticipation of their nuptuals. This is sadly a factual error by the author, who compounded it by referring to the stone as a 'marriage stone'

Occupation pig case

In 1944 Herbert Philip Cabot, of La Forge Farm was referred to the island authorities by the Germans for 'illegal custody of a pig'. He was tried by the Royal Court and fined £20, with £3 costs.

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