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Re: Milestones in the decimal coinage of Jersey
« Reply #15 on: June 09, 2016, 07:53:49 PM »






Le Hocq watch tower, Jersey.
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Re: Milestones in the decimal coinage of Jersey
« Reply #16 on: June 09, 2016, 08:01:57 PM »



Two pence.  L'Hermitage.  Saint Helier is said to have settled in Jersey, on the small islet where the Hermitage Chapel now stands.
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Re: Milestones in the decimal coinage of Jersey
« Reply #17 on: June 09, 2016, 08:03:04 PM »



L'Hermitage, Jersey.
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Re: Milestones in the decimal coinage of Jersey
« Reply #18 on: June 09, 2016, 08:03:40 PM »



A closer look at L'Hermitage.
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Re: Milestones in the decimal coinage of Jersey
« Reply #19 on: June 09, 2016, 08:11:18 PM »



Five pence.   Seymour Tower.
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Re: Milestones in the decimal coinage of Jersey
« Reply #20 on: June 09, 2016, 08:12:01 PM »



Seymour Tower sits two miles offshore on one of the largest inter-tidal reefs in the world.

Built as part of Jersey’s coastal defences, this square tower dates from the 18th century.

 
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Re: Milestones in the decimal coinage of Jersey
« Reply #21 on: June 09, 2016, 08:16:41 PM »



Ten pence.  The Dolmen at Faldouet, St. Martin.
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Re: Milestones in the decimal coinage of Jersey
« Reply #22 on: June 09, 2016, 08:17:46 PM »

The Dolmen at Faldouet, St. Martin.



La Pouquelaye de Faldouet was the inspiration for the poem "Nomen, numen, lumen", written by Victor Hugo in 1855 during his exile in Jersey.

At the end of the second ice age Jersey became an island when the land that once made it a part of France was flooded. Neolithic people from the Mediterranean started to move north through France, up to the coast of Brittany, and eventually settlements appeared around the coast of Jersey. These early settlers came from a megalthic tradition of erecting stone monuments, known locally as dolmens or menhirs. They also introduced 'passage' graves that led from a narrow entrance and passage way to a burial chamber.
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Re: Milestones in the decimal coinage of Jersey
« Reply #23 on: June 09, 2016, 08:20:03 PM »

A closer look at the dolmen.



A dolmen is a type of single-chamber megalithic tomb. It usually consists of two or more vertical megaliths, which supports a large flat horizontal capstone ("table"). There are also more complex variants. however.
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Re: Milestones in the decimal coinage of Jersey
« Reply #24 on: June 09, 2016, 08:26:41 PM »



Twenty pence.  The lighthouse at La Corbière. 

In 1983 the year of issue was removed from the design and transferred to the obverse.
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Re: Milestones in the decimal coinage of Jersey
« Reply #25 on: June 09, 2016, 08:29:23 PM »

The lighthouse at  La Corbière.



The lighthouse is situated on a rock that is a tidal island. A causeway links the lighthouse to shore at low tide. There is an alarm to warn visitors to clear the causeway as the tide rises; still, there have been casualties among the unwary or unlucky. A plaque adjacent to the causeway commemorates Peter Edwin Larbalestier, assistant keeper of the lighthouse, who was drowned on 28 May 1946, while trying to rescue a visitor cut off by the incoming tide.
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« Reply #26 on: June 09, 2016, 08:31:33 PM »

A closer look at the lighthouse.



The lighthouse tower is 19 m (62 ft) high and the lamp stands 36 m (119 ft) above high water spring tides. It was lit on 24 April 1874, for the first time, and was the first lighthouse in the British Isles to be built of concrete. The lighthouse was built to designs by Sir John Coode. The beam has a reach of 18 nautical miles (33 km), and was automated in 1976.
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Re: Milestones in the decimal coinage of Jersey
« Reply #27 on: June 09, 2016, 08:52:04 PM »



Fifty pence.  The Gatehouse at Grosnez Castle.
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Re: Milestones in the decimal coinage of Jersey
« Reply #28 on: June 09, 2016, 08:54:29 PM »



The castle was built around 1330 and was probably demolished around the time of the French occupation of Jersey (1461–1468). The gatehouse is now the only substantial remnant of the castle.
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Re: Milestones in the decimal coinage of Jersey
« Reply #29 on: June 09, 2016, 08:56:49 PM »

A closer look at the gatehouse.
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