Antony Gibb
Jermyn Arms

The Jermyn Arms

Homes of Lord Jermyn (as in Jermyn Street in London’s West End) were carved in 1648 in Chausey granite by a mason from Saint Malo, and was originally installed in the Royal Court building in St Helier. The courthouse was rebuilt in 1768 and the arms were built into the rear wall of 17 Le […]

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Le Marinel

Le Marinel

Le Marinel is a late mediaeval house that was modernised and extended in the mid-18th Century and then used as farmworkers’ accommodation from the mid- 19th Century, when a new house was built. It is now in poor but sound condition – as left around the time of the First World War. The hope is […]

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Tbilisi
04.09.15 | , ,

Tbilisi

I visited Georgia again in August this year having previously been in 2013 as part of a delegation organised by SAVE Europe’s Heritage. Architecturally Tbilisi is one of the most interesting cities, with wonderful examples of vernacular, Russian Empire and Communist era buildings of the 18th, 19th and 20th Centuries. They are all now under […]

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Jersey Architectural Awards 2015
15.07.15 |

Jersey Architectural Awards 2015

Last week I spent a fascinating 2 days as one of the judges for the architectural awards run by the Jersey Architecture Commission. Fellow judges were Andy Theobald, studio leader at Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, Dr Mel Dodd, Director of Spatial Practices at Central St Martins, Chris McCarthy, director and founder of consulting engineers Battle […]

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ELEKTRA Army tug
26.06.15 |

“Elektra”

This DeLand US Army tug, originally called ‘Groton’ (ST 1982), was built 1953-54 by the Olson Corporation in the US. ‘Elektra’ has recently been painted in ‘Dazzle Camouflage’ in a project enabled by the Jersey Arts Trust, with funding by the Great War Fund. The project was led by Jersey artist Ian Rolls and involved […]

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Jersey Forts and Towers
07.06.15 |

Forts & Towers

As part of the on-going ‘Forts & Towers’ project that converts historic fortifications and unusual buildings for use as holiday lets (visit www.jerseyheritage.org/holiday) we are starting on a project to conserve and open some of the smaller guardhouses that are found on Jersey’s north coast. These will provide great stop off points for visitors and locals […]

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Trinity Church
12.05.15 |

Trinity Church

Work laying a new granite floor with underfloor heating was successfully carried out between the January and Easter, completing in time for Easter week. New flexible and dimmable directional lighting was provided in the Crossing to improve the church’s ability to hold concerts as well as light services. A fully glazed door was also provided […]

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Drawing for Weighbridge memorial arch
25.04.15 |

First World War Arch

We have helped design a memorial for the Weighbridge in St Helier that remembers all those who left Jersey at the start of the First World War – more than 8,600 sailed from St Helier. The Jersey granite arch has now obtained planning consent and funding is in place to build it during the autumn […]

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Mont Orgueil Castle under-pinning
23.04.15 |

Under-pinning a medieval castle

Under-pinning of the 18th Century First Gate at Mont Orgueil Castle was completed under-budget and ahead of programme in late March. The works were designed by Hockley & Dawson, historic buildings engineers from Cranleigh, and ably carried out by Brenwal Ltd, civil engineering contractors. 18th Century masonry was found to be sitting on loosely compacted […]

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Mont Orgueil Castle
16.03.15 | ,

Term Consultant

Our term consultancy to Jersey Heritage was renewed for a further 3 years in February 2015. We provide planning, architectural and repair advice to the organisation. Jersey Heritage runs the island’s museums service and is responsible for the maintenance of the island’s principle historic monuments, including Mont Orgueil Castle, Elizabeth Castle and La Hougue Bie […]

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