No 16 Library Place

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16 Library Place, St Helier


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Property name

16 Library Place

Other names

Midland Bank


Library Place, St Helier

Type of property



Sold for £3,550,000 in 2007

Families and businesses associated with the property

Almanac entries

  • 1834:G Scott, china and glass dealer
  • 1880-1895: Jersey Banking Company
  • 1900-1910: Jersey Commercial Bank, Royal Liver Office
  • 1915-1925: Parr's Bank
  • 1930-1980: Westminster Bank
  • 1990- : NatWest Bank

Historic Environment Record entry

Listed building

A high quality building and the best example in town of a secular building employing ecclesiastical and Gothic devices, influenced by Ruskin. One of a number of commercial and bank buildings built in a distinct style using local materials in the Victorian period, also forming an important part of Jersey's banking heritage.

Built in 1873 by John Hayward for the Jersey Banking Company and then acquired in 1887 by Robin Brothers of the Jersey Commercial Bank. Corner building on to street, six-bay, two-storey.

All in the Gothic style. First floor windows are grouped in threes or twos with pointed Gothic arches supported by polished granite columns. Leaded light casement windows. Ground floor windows are one pair and one set of three windows with round arches, a central window with a pointed arch. The door on the corner has the word Bank carved in the corbelled stone lintel, coat of arms and pointed arch above, supported by two tier polished granite columns.

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