No 5 Royal Square

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5 Royal Square


In this 1860s photograph by Thomas Cutch of Southampton, No 5 is the light coloured building set back from its neighbour to the right

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A detailed drawing of the south-west corner of the square in about 1822. There appears to have been some renumbering of the buildings in this area after the construction of the new Public Library, adjoining the Royal Court Building. In this drawing No 5 is identified as being in centre of the row of properties. But see the photograph at the bottom of the page

Property name

5 Royal Square

Other names

States Building


Royal Square, St Helier

Type of property

Former town house and shop, demolished to extend the States Buildings


On 24 April 1897 the Public acquired, to the West of the Royal Court, 5 Royal Square from Philip John Brée

Families associated with the property

Census returns

  • 1871-1881 - Susanna Street, fancy shopkeeper
  • 1891- Hephzibah Hutchings (64) stationer and bookseller, plus several households

Almanac listings

  • 1874-1880 - Mrs Street, shell repository
  • 1886 - Miss Hutchings, shell repository
  • 1890-1895 - P J Bree

Notes and references

In this photograph, taken when the building on the right of the row was the Hotel du Calvados, and before the 1885 fire, Susanna Street's business at No 5 has been identified as the building with a dark shopfront immediately to the left of the hotel
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