Saint Lawrence, Jersey
The Parish Church in St. Lawrence
Location of Saint Lawrence in Jersey
|Crown Dependency||Jersey, Channel Islands|
|• Connétable||Deidre Mezbourian|
|• Total||9.5 km2 (3.7 sq mi)|
|Area rank||Ranked 7th|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+01 (UTC)|
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.
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 parish is divided into vingtaines for administrative purposes:
- La Vingtaine Haut de la Vallée
- La Vingtaine Bas de la Vallée
- La Vingtaine du Coin Hatain
- La Vingtaine du Coin Motier
- La Vingtaine du Coin Tourgis Nord
- La Vingtaine du Coin Tourgis Sud
St. Lawrence is one electoral district and elects two Deputies.
Honorary Police of St Lawrence
All parishes of Jersey, including St Lawrence, have an Honorary Police force.
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.
The parish has 5,418 residents according to the 2011 census.
St Lawrence is twinned with: