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Vingtaine de La Ville

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Oktober 2011

Beschreibung

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Vingtaine de la Ville is one of the six vingtaines of Saint Helier in Jersey, and roughly corresponds to the historic town centre and harbours. The Vingtaine de la Ville maintains an autonomous financial existence, unlike other vingtaines in Jersey, thanks to an endowment which has its origins in the purchase of Le Mont de la Ville by the British government in 1804. Formerly, Le Mont de la Ville, a craggy plateau overlooking the town of St. Helier, was topped by open common land used for grazing and rabbit hunting. In 1785 part of the plateau was levelled as a parade ground, which led to the discovery of a dolmen which the vingtaine presented to the Lieutenant Governor of Jersey, Marshal Conway, who subsequently transported it to his estate at Henley-on-Thames where it was re-erected.
EAN: 9786137948248
ISBN: 6137948242
Untertitel: Vingtaine, Channel Islands, Jersey. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Sent Publishing
Erscheinungsdatum: Oktober 2011
Seitenanzahl: 132 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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