CHANNEL ISLANDS - ST. PETER PORT. De Havilland. Plan of the Battle Ground belonging to Messrs. Peter De Havilland & John Allez, 1799
Lot 155
CHANNEL ISLANDS - ST. PETER PORT, GUERNSEY
Sold for £ 3,000 (US$ 3,929) inc. premium

Lot Details
CHANNEL ISLANDS - ST. PETER PORT, GUERNSEY
DE HAVILLAND (PETER) "Plan of the Battle Ground belonging to Messrs. Peter De Havilland & John Allez", manuscript ground plan in brown inks, with coloured wash, on paper (2 sheets joined), fully annotated detailing roads, land plots (with names of owners; Sir Thomas Saumerez, Nicolas de Cheminant, Pierre Guilbert, Jacques Tostevin, and others), proposed projects including a hospital, costs and values, a few folds neatly strengthened with archival tape, mounted, framed and glazed, size to view 432 x 760mm., 21 Sept. 1799

Footnotes

  • MANUSCRIPT PLAN OF THE LAYING OUT OF THE NEW TOWN AT ST. PETER PORT, GUERNSEY. It was made for Peter de Havilland (1747-1821, future Bailiff) who, together with John Allez, owned and developed the land at La Bataille.

    A number of plots are noted as having been already purchased by distinguished local families (Saumerez, de Cheminant, Delisle, etc.), others remain unclaimed or marked up in pencil to show sizes. There is a lengthy note on the advantages to be gained if a hospital were to be built at "No. 15 facing Havilland Street", set back from the road so ensure that "no inconveniency would ensue to the Public from any epidemical disorder... it is both healthy & airy being the highest part in the environs of the town", and easily accessible from the northern part of the Island "without passing through the town". There are further indications in pencil to expand the area in to the lands of Peter's brother John de Havilland.

    It appears, from his letterbook, that de Havilland sent this map to his son in April 1800, updating him with a list of plots sold within the development.

    Provenance: Peter de Havilland, and by descent.

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