Oakfield

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Oakfield, St Saviour


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Property name

Oakfield

Other names

  • Oakfield Farm
  • Oakfield Lodge
  • Cold Street House [1]

Location

Bon Air Lane (Rue du Froid Vent), St Saviour

Type of property

Georgian style country house

Valuations

No recent transactions

Families associated with the property

  • Perchard
  • Fernando: Eugene Peter Fernando (1907- ), his wife Jane Elizabeth, nee Cobden (1909- ) and their children Janice Lilian (1934- ), Anne (1936- ) and Peter Charles (1939- ) were living at Oakfield Lodge in 1941. Also in the household were Thomas Walter Cobden (1907- ) and Henry Cobden (1914- ), who we believe to have been Jane Elizabeth's brothers
  • Le Gresley: Sisters Isabella Regina Amelia Le Gresley, née Le Rossignol (1878- ) and Mabel Maud Alexandre, née Le Rossignol (1883- ) were living at Oakfield in 1941, with Mabel's husband Percy Adolphus Alexandre (1882- )

Datestones

  • 18 IPC ♥♥ IVP 17 - For Jacques Perchard and Jeanne Valpy, who married in 1795. They were living at Oakfield in 1841, although it had not yet been given that name. The 1851 census shows Jacques, a landed proprietor of nine acres, and Jeanne, now recorded as James and Jane, living here with son John (1798- ) and his wife Susan (1811- ); two daughters, Nancy (1810- ), Rachel (1813- ); and youngest son James (1819- ), all obviously reluctant to leave the family home

Historic Environment Record entry

Listed building

A well-proportioned Georgian style early 19th century Jersey house, with some earlier features, retaining a good survival of original exterior features and character.

No property is shown on the site on the 1795 Richmond Map, but the house includes earlier, possibly 17th century, features - notably a round arch door and corbelled fireplace - which must either survive from a remodelled earlier property, or were re-used from another historic house.

Early 19th century house (now split into three dwellings - 2 Oakfield, Oakfield Farm and Oakfield Lodge) comprising a five-bay, two-storey house with single bay, two-storey lean-to dower wing on east side; and lean-to wing to west side, with a single storey wing to the north. The barn is a 20th century rebuild following a fire.

Property set in its own grounds off the road.

Despite its 'grand' Georgian style exterior, the house has a relatively modest interior. There is a standard staircase of the early 19th century period with mahogany hand rail; and some door architraves with roundels.

The ground floor west room, accessed from the cottage, has a granite fireplace with rimmed corbels, chamfered uprights with matching chamfer stops. It may have been brought from elsewhere

Notes and references

  1. The 1851 and 1861 censuses bizarrely refer to Bon Air Lane as 'Cold Street Road' and the Perchard house (see datestone below) is named Cold Street House. Further along the road is a house called Bon Air. In 1861 there is an Oak Field House next door to Cold Street House
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