Saint John, Jersey

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Saint John
Parish hall
Parish hall
Coat of arms of Saint John
Coat of arms
Location of Saint John in Jersey
Location of Saint John in Jersey
Crown DependencyJersey, Channel Islands
Government
 • ConnétablePhilip J Rondel
Area
 • Total8.7 km2 (3.4 sq mi)
Area rankRanked 9th
Population
(2011)
 • Total2,911
 • Density330/km2 (870/sq mi)
Time zoneGMT
 • Summer (DST)UTC+01
Postcode district
Postcode sector
4
Websitewww.parish.gov.je/st_john/

Saint John (Jèrriais: St Jean) is one of the twelve parishes of Jersey and is situated on the north coast of the island.

Geography

St. John shares borders with St Mary on its west, Trinity to the east, and St Lawrence and Saint Helier on its south.

The Centre Stone at Sion in St. John is traditionally regarded as the centre of the Island although it is far from the geographic centre by modern calculations. The stone is prehistoric, showing evidence of cup marks, and may have been brought from a nearby dolmen now vanished

Largely a rural community, the parish has a small shopping area, and village pub, around its parish church and parish hall.[2]

The cliffs of the north coast afford some of the best views in Jersey. After Trinity, it has the second highest point in Jersey at Mont Mado (473 ft). The parish covers territory of 4,846 vergées (8.7 km².).

Mont Mado granite was quarried historically. The largest quarry is now that of Ronez on the north coast.[3]

La Route du Nord was constructed during the German occupation of the Channel Islands as a scheme to provide work. The road is now dedicated to the men and women of Jersey who suffered 1939-1945.

Vingtaines

The parish is divided into vingtaines for administrative purposes as follows:

The parish is one electoral district and elects one Deputy.

Twin towns

St John is twinned with:

St John Coat of Arms

The symbol for St John has links to the Crusades and the Maltese cross is used within Jersey to depict the Parish of St John.

Coat of arms of Saint John, Jersey.

Demographics

Saint John is the second least populated parish of Jersey, having only 2,911 residents as of 2011.[4]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
19912,440—    
19962,520+3.3%
20012,618+3.9%
20112,911+11.2%

Gallery

References

  1. ^ "Members". Statesassembly.gov.je. Retrieved 2012-10-04.
  2. ^ "BBC News - Jersey parish hall completed but comes in over budget". Bbc.co.uk. 2010-08-28. Retrieved 2012-10-04.
  3. ^ "Threat to 30 jobs at Ronez « This Is Jersey". Thisisjersey.com. 2008-10-03. Retrieved 2012-10-04.
  4. ^ http://www.gov.je/Government/Census/Census2011/Pages/2011CensusResults.aspx

External links

Coordinates: 49°14′42″N 2°08′09″W / 49.2450°N 2.1359°W / 49.2450; -2.1359

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