Trinity - Jersey
In the north east end of the
Island of Jersey within the Channel Islands,
lies the parish of Trinity. Considered to be
the most rural of Jersey's twelve parishes,
Trinity is the third largest parish as far as
surface area is concerned. The entire parish
covers 6,817 vergees which is 12.3 square kilometers.
This is equal to 4.75 square miles. The parish
of Trinity is also known to be the parish with
the third smallest population of the twelve.
The Royal Jersey Agricultural
and Horticultural Society headquarters are housed
in the parish of Trinity. They are located at
the Royal Jersey Showground, the Jersey Zoo
at Les Augres Manor ad the States Farm. Another
well known landmark is the Parish church. Its
white pyramidal spire is a distinctive landmark
as it rises above the lush green rolling hills
of the island. Another notable landmark is the
Le Vesconte memorial. Built in 1910, the Le
Vesconte memorial is constructed to form an
obelisk at a crossroads that commemorates Philippe
Le Vesconte. Philippe Le Vesconte, December
21, 1837 to August 21, 1909, was elected as
constable an astounding ten times between the
years of 1868 to 1877 and again in 1890 to 1909.
Another of the notable historical figures of
Trinity is Sir Arthur de la Mare. A native of
Trinity, Sir Arthur de la Mare was an ambassador
and diplomat in Japan, Thailand and Singapore.
He also wrote Jerriais literature in the Trinity
To add to the romance of the
Island, folklore of the area tells of a phantom
dog in the area of Bouley. The Black Dog of
Bouley, or Tchian d'Bouole. According to the
local folklore, the Black Dog of Bouley appears
before storms strike. It is believed that this
legend originated because smugglers wanted discourage
people from coming out at night because they
may inadvertently witness their illegal activities,
such as the movement of contraband. The harbour
in Bouley was a popular site for moving contraband
The Shield of the Trinity diagram
is the Parish of Trinity coat of arms. Another
interesting tid bit of information is that the
Seigneur of Trinity resides in the Trinity Manor.
There is a tradition that it is a feudal duty
of the holder of this property that is passed
down through generations to present a pair of
mallard ducks to the Monarch when visiting the
Visit this historical land,
this seaside escape. You can wander the streets,
taking the rich history and culture. You can
visit the Jersey Zoo. This beautiful Island
has so much to offer and Trinity will give it
all to you. Take in the beauty and heritage
of this beautiful land. You can venture up the
hill sides on cliff paths and explore the lush,
green forests of the Island. Choose an accommodation
on the beach so that you can fall asleep at
night to the gentle lapping of the waves and
you can wake in the morning to the sounds of
the ocean and harbour.
Helier || St. Brelade
|| St. Peters ||
St. Mary || St.
Savior || St.
St. Ouen || St.
John || St. Clement
|| St. Lawrence
|| Trinity || Grouville
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