No 15 Royal Square

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15 Royal Square


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No 15 is the second building from the right

Property name

15 Royal Square


Royal Square, St Helier

Type of property

Former town house associated with the Patriarche family.

Families associated with the property

Census returns - only listed in two

  • 1881 - Philip Le Riche (44) sailor, Rachel (43), dressmaker, Philip (12)
  • 1901 - William Grimshaw (51), porter, Alice (42), Clara (18) dressmaker, Charles (15) telegraph messenger

Almanac listings

There is some confusion in almanac listings between Nos 15 and 16

  • 1874-1880 - Philip Ahier, notary public; H E Durell, advocate
  • 1886-1890 - Philip Ahier; T Le Gallais, advocate
  • 1905 - E B Renouf; T Le Gallais
  • 1910-1935 - E B Renouf (to 1925); American Consul; A E Ereaut (from 1915)
  • 1940-1960 - Renouf, Ereaut and Gibaut
  • 1950 - Norwich Union
  • 1965 - Gruchy, Gibaut and Voisin; Business Names Registry; Civil Defence Controller
  • 1970-1990 - Royal Insurance Group
  • 2018 - Le Petit Greek restaurant

Historic Environment Record entry

Rare survival in town of early 18th century building. The consistent height, proportions and materials of this row of early buildings is a fine enclosure to the north side of Royal Square. Shown on the Richmond Map of 1795.

Brett [1] refers to Nos 15 and 16 being built for Patriarche sons, some time after Nos 13 and 14, which were complete by 1799.[2]. McCormack [3] research suggests they were built in 1716 for the Patriarche family by Pierre Hamon.

Three-storey with attic, two-bay. Front elevation: slate roof, granite chimney with large cornice on west party wall.

Notes and references

  1. Buildings in the town and parish of St Helier, C E B Brett
  2. The Rev J A Messervy's history of the family refers to several of their properties, but fails to mention any in the Royal Square. Although the two volumes of Old Jersey Houses have passing references to the Patriarche family and to Royal Square properties, there is nothing connecting the two
  3. Channel Island Houses, John McCormack
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