Saint Lawrence, Jersey

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Saint Lawrence
Jersey parish
The Parish Church in St. Lawrence
The Parish Church in St. Lawrence
Coat of arms of Saint Lawrence
Coat of arms
Location of Saint Lawrence in Jersey
Location of Saint Lawrence in Jersey
Crown Dependency Jersey, Channel Islands
Government[1]
 • Connétable Deidre Mezbourian
Area
 • Total 9.5 km2 (3.7 sq mi)
Area rank Ranked 7th
Population (2011)
 • Total 5,418[2]
Time zone GMT
 • Summer (DST) UTC+01 (UTC)
Postcode district JE3
Postcode sector 1
Website www.parish.gov.je/st_lawrence/

Saint Lawrence (Jèrriais: St Louothains) is one of the twelve parishes of Jersey in the Channel Islands. The parish covers 5,258 vergées (9.5 km²) and occupies the centre of the Island.

Much of the parish is inland, though it has a short stretch of coastline in St. Aubin's Bay. It borders St Peter and St Mary to the west, St John to the north and east, and St Helier to the east.

Museums[edit]

Hamptonne, the Country Life Museum, occupies restored farm buildings in the parish. An apple orchard preserves native Jersey cider apple varieties and the preinseu (cider press house) is the focus of the annual Faîs'sie d'cidre cidermaking festival using traditional equipment and methods. The ITV drama Under the Greenwood Tree was mostly filmed here.[3]

The Jersey War Tunnels (previously known as the German Underground Hospital) are a major relic of the engineering works undertaken by the occupying German forces 1940–1945. They also serve as a memorial to the many slave-workers pressed into labouring on such projects during the Second World War.

The arched entrance to Morel Farm, a National Trust for Jersey property in St. Lawrence, bears the date inscription 1666. Along with Hamptonne and Le Rât cottage, it is one of the notable examples of rural architecture in the parish
Cidermaking traditions are preserved at Hamptonne using a horse-drawn granite apple crusher and wooden two-screw press

Administration[edit]

Vingtaines[edit]

The parish is divided into vingtaines for administrative purposes:

St. Lawrence is one electoral district and elects two Deputies.

Honorary Police of St Lawrence[edit]

All parishes of Jersey, including St Lawrence, have an Honorary Police force.

Politics[edit]

Including the Connétable, the parish has three elected representatives in the States of Jersey. As of 2011 the parish Deputies are Deputy John Le Fondré and Deputy Edward Noel.

Demographics[edit]

The parish has 5,418 residents according to the 2011 census.

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1991 4,561 —    
1996 4,773 +4.6%
2001 4,702 −1.5%
2011 5,418 +15.2%

Twin towns[edit]

St Lawrence is twinned with:

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Election results 2011". Gov.je. Retrieved 2012-10-05. 
  2. ^ "Jersey Census 2011" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-10-05. 
  3. ^ "Jersey to host major film production". 4rfv.co.uk. 2005-05-23. Retrieved 2012-10-05. 

Coordinates: 49°12′57″N 2°08′36″W / 49.21580°N 2.14336°W / 49.21580; -2.14336