La Vignette

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La Vignette, St Saviour


A drawing from Old Jersey Houses of a Victorian fireplace at La Vignette

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Property name

La Vignette

Other names

Sunningdale Manor [1]


Rue de la Vignette

Type of property

Victorian 'villa' [2]


The property sold for £3.7 million in 2017. It was back on the market some time later for £4.5 million but apparently withdrawn from the market unsold

Families associated with the property


  • DGD ♥ EMR - for David Gaudin and Elizabeth Marett, who married at St Martin in 1754
  • DGD ♥ SGD 1785 - for David and Susanne Gaudin, who married at St Martin in 1773. Susanne was the daughter of David and Elizabeth and married her first cousin
The fleur-de-lys emblem on a corbel

Historic Environment Record entry

Listed building

An imposing two-storey, three-bay Victorian house which is a fine example of the villa style. Hipped slate roof with a pair of conjoined rendered chimneystacks to each gable, with moulded cornice rims. Bracketed overhanging eaves. Walls rendered with full-height pilasters and plain frieze under eaves. West elevation has projecting central entrance bay, with broad bracketed door canopy, with scalloped arched window over.

Old Jersey Houses

'We had here examples of buildings of three centuries. What had been demoted into a stable was clearly the earliest house, certainly 17th, and possibly 16th century. A lone corbel of a fireplace survived in a cow stall. Many early fragments survived also, including a window under the arched entrance, made up of four carved lintels. A later house has a corbel with a fleur-de-lys design, and above it is a room with very fine penelling, the farmer's safe being built into it. Alongside these older buildings is an imposing Victorian house. Outside the farmyard is a stream and what may have been a lavoir, or an abreuvoir. [3]

Notes and references

  1. This property is certainly not a true Jersey manor house. Until recently, it had an authentic and attractive name, with nothing ostentatious about it.
  2. This is a comparatively recent, suburban, term and not one used previously in Jersey
  3. Significant changes have been made to the property since this was published in 1977
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