Vinchelez was a fief until the 15th century, when a dispute between the families owning neighbouring properties which had come to be known as Vinchelez de Haut Manor and Vinchelez de Bas Manor led to its division into two separate fiefs.
As this gallery of pictures, mostly from the 19th century, shows, Route de Vinchelez, the road which passes between the two manors, has long been popular with artists and photographers. Lined with trees on the boundaries of the two properties, which even during the German Occupation, when so many trees were felled across the island for firewood, were left largely untouched, the road has always passed through a tunnel of branches and foliages, making it the archetypal Jersey country lane.
It is commonly known today as Vinchelez Lane.
- Vinchelez de Haut Manor
- Vinchelez de Bas Manor
- Manor Farm, Vinchelez
- Vinchelez family
- Descendancy of de Carterets, owners of Vinchelez de Haut
- Family tree of the Vinchelez de Bas de Carterets
- The Vinchelez de Carterets
The lane in the 1890s. Unlike the picture on the right, which is a black-and-white image which has been tinted by hand (something many collectors of old postcards and photographs hate) this is a colour print using the photochrom process which was popular in the 1890s when true colour photography was very much in its infancy and extremely expensive