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Moss Nook Farm
West Hill, St Helier
Type of property
Early 19th century country house
There is a record of the sale of undivided shares in the property in 2019 for £1,879,594. This was presumably a private transaction because the property was on the market for £2.5 million in 2021, described as the first time it had been offered for 50 years
Families associated with the property
- Valpy: In 1941 Hedley Charles Valpy (1886- ), his wife Lilian, nee Thelland (1884- ) and their daughters Joyce Mary (1916- ), Monica Lilian (1920- ) and Elizabeth Anne (1923- ) were living here
- Nicolle: Also living here in 1941 were Joshua Carrel Nicolle (1877- ), his second wife Emmaline Gladys, nee Agnes (1891- ) his daughter by his first wife, Susannah Cudlipp, Elsie Annie Nicolle (1915- ) and Hilda Madeline Agnes (1904- ), Emmeline's younger sister. What is somewhat mysterious is how Joshua was able to marry for a second time, to Emmeline in 1936, because there was no divorce in Jersey at the time and Susannah Cudlipp did not die until 1950.
- ML - For Moise Luce
- ML MM 1666 - For Moise Luce and Marguerite Messervy
- PAL IPN 1823 - For Philippe Anley and Jeanne Pinel
- PAL MBN 1832 - For Philippe Anley and Marguerite Binet
Historic Environment Record entry
This early 19th century house, with its earlier core, has fine ashlar stonework. It retains original features and its historic character and cohesion as a grouping.
Historic farm group. Two-storey five-bay farmhouse with detached outbuilding (bakehouse?) to rear, two-storey L-plan west wing, and small detached granite rubble outbuilding to southwest.
Interior features of interest are the granite fireplaces and recesses in the ground floor lounge and dining room as well as an original staircase.
Old Jersey Houses
An entry in Vol Two suggests that the 1832 stone was erected by Philippe and Marguerite Anley when they moved to the dower wing on their retirement. This is wrong, and it's very difficult to see how the author could have arrived at such a strange assumption. The family relationship is actually the reverse of that suggested. Philippe and Jeanne were the parents of Philippe and Marguerite
It is also suggested that the Moise Luce on the earlier stones was one of the 12 men chosen in St Helier to report and advise on the property and lands of 'delinquents', the title chosen by Cromwell for any who did not support his cause
Notes and references
- ↑ Son of the above