Heritage Open Day

Heritage Open Day celebrates our built heritage by allowing visitors free access to interesting properties that are not usually open.

The Elms.The Elms in St Mary – headquarters of the National Trust for Jersey – was bequeathed to the charity in 1975 by Nicolle Perrée. The property comprises a main dwelling house, subsidiary farmhouse, an extensive range of outbuildings including a boulangerie (bakehouse) and pressoir (cider barn) a walled garden and cider apple orchard. Address: The Elms, La Chevre Rue, St Mary, JE3 3EN. Parking Top Field (please follow directional signs)

Le Rât.Set in an unspoilt valley in St Lawrence, Le Rât is a fine example of local vernacular architecture of the 16th or early 17th century. Purchased by the trust in 1937 for £200, the cottage was sensitively renovated in the late 1990s.Address: Le Rat, Mont L’Evesque, St Lawrence. Parking: St Lawrence Primary School Car Park

Les Côtils Farm. This farm complex in rural St Helier comprises a main house, pressoir, stables, pigsties and potato store and was bequeathed to the trust in 2003 by Donald Le Brun. The main house has undergone a comprehensive programme of renovation and refurbishment, while the former pressoir has been renovated into a two/three-bedroom cottage. Address: Les Cotils Farm, La Rue des Cotils, Mont à L’Abbé, St Helier. Parking: Field at Les Cotils.

Bellozanne Abbey.. Despite its name being a misnomer – no such abbey existed in Jersey -, Bellozanne Abbey off Grande Route de Mont à l’Abbé, is of considerable archaeological and historic significance. Constructed on the Fief of the Abbot of Bellozanne, the two-storey, five-bay granite farmhouse has rare medieval features including octagonal and round chimney stacks with fire hoods and a chamfered arched doorway, circa1500.Address: Bellozanne Mont à L’Abbé, St Helier . Parking: Westhill Country Hotel

WWII Occupation relics in addition to trust properties, the Jersey Fortification Study Group will be opening a World War Two German water storage bunker at Sands in St Ouen’s Bay. Also known as the RN High Tower it is part of a network of Occupation fortifications on the west coast. Address: Water Storage Bunker, Sands, La Grande Route des Mielles. Parking: Public Car Park next to Sands. Look out for the National Trust flags!

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