Historic Jersey buildings
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12-14 Beresford Street
Type of property
Originally three shops, now combined into one including No 10. HER gives a date of construction in the second half of the 19th century, but when Nos 12 and 14 were offered for sale in 2019, they were dated as constructed in 1940. Both were requisitioned by the Germans during the Occupation
Nos 10, 12 and 14 were offered for sale in 2019, but are no longer on the market, and there is no record of an open market sale.
Families and businesses associated with the property
- 1851 - No 12, C H Barley (26), wine and spirits dealer from Anglesey; wife Adelaide (26), one servant. John Savage (27) saddler; wife Sarah (35); two daughters, two sons. John Baptist (41) shoemaker; wife Virginie (41); two sons and a daughter. Enoch Brown (25) tobacconist; wife Mary (30); daughter Eliza (7 months).
- 1861 - No 12, Henry Le Vavasseur dit Durell (58) grocer and tea dealer; wife Rachel (56); daughters Louisa (28) and Julie (22). No 14, Esther Syvret (73) widow; daughters Mary (39) and Esther (35) milliners
- 1871 - No 12 Henry Durell (58) widowed grocer; son Henry (25) advocate; two daughters. No 14,Edward Pixley (46) statuary; wife Mary Ann, nee Thompson (35) milliner employing 24
- 1881 - No 12, unoccupied. No 14, Peter Hamilton (43) widowed café manager; son William 15, daughter Ida (9); sister in law Caroline Fowler (39) housekeeper
- 1891 - No 12, unoccupied. No 14, Beresford Cafe – Peter Hamilton (53) cafe manager; wife Caroline (50); daughter Ida (19) cafe waitress 
- 1901 - No 14, Peter Hamilton (63) café manager; wife Caroline (60); niece Connie Saunders (22) waitress
- Oporto and Cadiz wines and spirits were at No 12 in 1850
- Collins livery stables were at No 12 in 1852
- 1874 - No 12, E H Durell, grocer. No 14, G Pope, confectioner
- 1880-1910 - No 12, E P Falle, draper and grocer. No 14, Beresford Cafe, P G Hamilton
- 1915-1920 - No 12, E P Falle, draper and grocer. No 14, Cafe Company, J Journeaux
- 1925 - No 12, E P Falle, draper and grocer. No 14, Cafe Company, F J Le Saux
- 1930 - No 12, E P Falle, draper and grocer.
- 1935-1940 - Nos 12 and 14, E P Falle, draper and grocer
- 1950 - No 12, A L Ashborn. No 14, R S Bage
- 1955-1970 - No 12, H Ferguson. No 14, Maison Carre. Hoover Ltd
- 1975 - Nos 12 and 14, H Ferguson
- 1980 - No 12, A Amy and Son. No 14, Reaction Fashions
- 1990 - No 12, Leetian Health Food Restaurant; Leaders. No 14, Chauvinist
Historic Environment Record entry
This mid-late Victorian building contributes to the streetscape. Three-storey, six bays. Slate roof with two small box dormers.
Notes and references
- ↑ The Beresford Cafe was fully or partly owned by manager Peter Hamilton's brother-in-law William Henry Fowler, who, in his will drawn up in 1880, left all his shares to his wife Caroline, nee Saunders.