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St Martin, Guernsey

Historical Description

Martin, St, a parish in Guernsey, 1½ mile SW of St Peter's Port, and including St Martin Point and Jerbourg Point at the SE extremity of Guernsey. Post town, Guernsey. Acreage, 1799; population, 2659. The chief features are noticed in the articles on Guernsey and Jerbourg. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Winchester; gross value, £140 with residence. Patron, the Crown. The church was built in 1199, but has been restored; it is in the Early English style, and has a nave, chancel, and N aisle, with tower and spire. One of the posts of the gateway of the churchyard consists of a very uncouth figure, said to have been an idol of the aboriginal inhabitants. There are Con-.gregational, Baptist, and Wesleyan chapels.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5