Town & Harbour of St. Hellier

  • Town & Harbour of St. Hellier
  • Town & Harbour of St. Hellier

Town & Harbour of St. Hellier

£ 495.00 GBP

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THE TOWN AND HARBOUR OF ST. HELLIER

Seen from the sea it presents a line of sea-wall [the esplanade], overtopped by numerous houses, and backed by woody and villasprinkled heights. On the right of the view rises the imposing granite-built mass of Fort Regent, beneath whose cannon-mounted walls is the old harbour of St. Hellier’s, once thought sufficient for the exigencies of trade, but now destined to form only a small portion of a larger and more comprehensive plan; part of which, just completed, was the spot chosen for the landing of Her Most Gracious Majisty, and since named “Victoria Harbour”.

This town offers a most extraordinary example of what trade, unchecked by fiscal regulations, can do : from a mere village, St. Hellier’s has risen to great commercial importance, possessing shipping to the amount of 30,000 tons. The integrity of its merchants, the excellence of its ships and seamen, have secured for it an honourable renown. The town itself, of recent growth, possesses no ancient building except the “Town Church,” a heavy specimen of provincial architecture of the thirteenth century. It is its well-paved streets, elegant shops, and commodious markets, which, with the comparative cheapness of every thing, renders it a welcome place of residence. in the Drawing it is shown as seen from the new pier [Victoria Harbour]; the effect – a passing storm.

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