Vingtaine

A vingtaine (literally "group of twenty" in French) is a political subdivision of Jersey. They are subdivisions of the various parishes of Jersey, and one, La Vingtaine de la Ville (The Vingtaine of the town), in Saint Helier is further divided into two cantons.

St. Ouen has cueillettes (Jèrriais: Tchilliettes) instead of vingtaines.

In each vingtaine, vingteniers and Constable's officers (in French: officiers du Connétable) are elected as part of Jersey's Honorary Police system. They do not have to live within the vingtaine or cueillette they represent, but they must live in the parish they represent (except in St. Helier, where ratepayers and mandataires are eligible).

Vingteniers are elected by a Parish Assembly of electors and ratepayers for a term of three years but are elected to a particular vingtaine (or cueillette) in that Parish. Vingteniers carry out general community policing in the parish, and fulfill administrative roles within their vingtaine in respect of tasks such as the Visite du Branchage.

Constable's Officers are elected to serve a vingtaine or cueillette at an Assembly of the electors of that Parish. They assist the Centeniers and vingteniers of the parish with community policing.

Roads Inspectors are elected to serve a vingtaine or cueillette at an Assembly of the electors of the Parish. They are responsible to for maintaining the highways and byways of the Vingtaine. Along with Honorary Police they are sworn in as officers by the Royal Court. Roads Inspectors report to and must enforce the decisions of the Roads Committee of the Parish.

By parish, the vingtaines are as follows-

Almanach Nouvelle Chronique de Jersey 1891 carte de Jersey
This map, published 1891, shows the location of vingtaines and cueillettes in Jersey

Grouville

The Minquiers are part of the parish of Grouville, but are uninhabited.

Saint Brélade

St Clement

St Helier

St John

St Lawrence

St Martin

The Écréhous (including Les Dirouilles and Pierres de Lecq) are part of the parish of St. Martin, but are uninhabited.

St Mary

St Ouen

Unusually, the subdivisions of this parish are not named vingtaines, they are instead named cueillettes.

  • La Petite Cueillette
  • La Grande Cueillette
  • La Cueillette de Grantez
  • La Cueillette de Millais
  • La Cueillette de Vinchelez
  • La Cueillette de Léoville

St Peter

St Saviour

  • La Vingtaine de Maufant
  • La Vingtaine de Sous la Hougue
  • La Vingtaine des Pigneaux
  • La Vingtaine de la Grande Longueville
  • La Vingtaine de la Petite Longueville
  • La Vingtaine de Sous l'Église

Trinity

Grande Vingtaine (St Clement)

La Grande Vingtaine is one of the three vingtaines of St. Clement in the Channel Island of Jersey. It lies to the east of La Vingtaine du Rocquier, and spans the area between Le Hocq and the parish's border with Grouville.

It shares its name with La Grande Vingtaine in St Peter.

Vingtaine de Bas du Mont au Prêtre

Vingtaine de Bas du Mont au Pretre is one of the five vingtaines of St. Helier Parish on the Channel Island of Jersey. It is also known as electoral district no. 2 in St. Helier.The Roads Inspectors for this Vingtaine are Mr. Paul Huelin and Mr. Daren O'Toole

Vingtaine de Faldouet

Vingtaine de Faldouet is one of the five vingtaines of St Martin in the Channel Island of Jersey. The vingtaine is situated in the north-east of the parish, bordering the coast.

The Vingtenier de Faldouet is currently Mr S L Falle as enrolled through the Honorary Police of St Martin. The Connétable of St Martin is Ms K Shenton Stone, as elected unopposed in the 2018 Jersey General Election.Notable places in the vingtaine include Faldouet Dolman which inspired several lines in Victor Hugo's Les Contemplations, written during his exile in Jersey during the 19th century. "The Channel Islands do not have the temples of Astypaleus, but they have their cromlechs." Other sites of interest include Ransoms, a family-run plant nursery and garden centre which opened in 1965 and Victoria Tower, a British fortress completed in 1837. St Saviour's Hospital, a vacant asset of the Government of Jersey property portfolio is also situated in the vingtaine.

See also Vingtaine de Rozel; Vingtaine de la Queruee; Vingtaine du Fief de la Reine and Vingtaine de l'Eglise.

Vingtaine de St. Nicolas

Vingtaine de St. Nicolas is one of the five vingtaines of St Peter Parish on the Channel Island of Jersey.

Vingtaine de l'Église

Vingtaine de l'Église is one of the five vingtaines of St Martin in the Channel Island of Jersey.The Vingtenier de l'Eglise is currently Mr S Falle, as enrolled through the Honorary Police of St Martin. The Connétable of St Martin is Ms K Shenton Stone, as elected unopposed in the 2018 Jersey General Election. The vingtaine is one of the most populous of St Martin as it includes St Martin's Village, containing the Parish Church of St Martin, St Martin's Tearoom, St Martin's Primary School and the village shop. The current Rector of the Parish is Ms G Baudains.

See also Vingtaine de Faldouet; Vingtaine du Fief de la Reine; Vingtaine de Rozel and Vingtaine de la Queruee.

Vingtaine de la Quéruée

Vingtaine de la Quéruée is one of the five vingtaines of St Martin in the Channel Island of Jersey. The vingtaine is roughly rectangular in shape, bordering the Parish of Trinity to the west and the Parish of St Saviour to the south-west. The Vingtenier is currently M. Stevens enrolled through the Honorary Police of St Martin. It is unclear whether the name of the vingtaine is derived from a corruption of 'la tchéthue,' meaning to plough in Jersey French, or whether it comes from a local family name.

Notable properties in the vingtaine include the Farmers Cricket Club Ground which opened in 2005 and La Préférence, a Victorian residence and subsequent children's home which was sold by the Government of Jersey for private development in 2014.The vingtaine is celebrated in the naming of the orchid Phragmipedium Vingtaine de la Quéruée bred by the Eric Young Orchid Foundation and registered in 2015 with the Royal Horticultural Society.The vingtaine has long been associated with the Le Maistre family of Jersey, who are believed to denote their surname to La Croix au Maitre in the northern extremity of the vingtaine. The vingtaine is similarly associated with the Quérée family who historically lived in Parishes of St Martin and Trinity. Catherine Querée, born about 1535 and dying in 1615, was baptised in the neighbouring Parish of Trinity.

Vingtaine de la Rue

Vingtaine de la Rue is one of the four vingtaines of Grouville Parish on the Channel Island of Jersey.

Vingtaine de la Vallée

Vingtaine de la Vallée is one of the six vingtaines of St Lawrence Parish on the Channel Island of Jersey.

Vingtaine des Augerez

Vingtaine des Augerez is one of the five vingtaines of St Peter Parish on the Channel Island of Jersey.

Vingtaine des Augrès

Vingtaine des Augrès is one of the five vingtaines of Trinity in the Channel Island of Jersey.

Vingtaine du Coin

Vingtaine du Coin is one of the four vingtaines of St. Brélade Parish on the Channel Island of Jersey.

Together with Vingtaine de Noirmont, it forms "St.Brélade No. 1 district" and elects one Deputy.

Vingtaine du Coin Motier

Vingtaine du Coin Motier is one of the five vingtaines of St Lawrence Parish on the Channel Island of Jersey.

Vingtaine du Coin Tourgis Nord

Vingtaine du Coin Tourgis Nord is one of the five vingtaines of St Lawrence Parish on the Channel Island of Jersey.

Vingtaine du Douet (St John)

La Vingtaine du Douet is one of the three vingtaines of the Parish of Saint John in Jersey, Channel Islands.

It includes the coastline that covers Sorel and its lighthouse and the quarries at Ronez.

The Vingtaine de Hérupe, Vingtaine du Nord and Vingtaine du Douet all form a single electoral district of St John.

Vingtaine du Fief de la Reine

Vingtaine du Fief de la Reine is one of the five vingtaines of St Martin in the Channel Island of Jersey. The Vingtenier du Fief de la Reine is currently Mr D West as enrolled through the Honorary Police of St Martin. The Connétable of St Martin is Ms K Shenton Stone, as elected unopposed in the 2018 Jersey General Election. In Jerriais, the vingtaine is known as La Vîngtaine du Fief du Rouai.

See also Vingtaine de Faldouet; Vingtaine de la Queruee; Vingtaine de Rozel and Vingtaine de l'Eglise.

Vingtaine du Mont Cochon

Vingtaine du Mont Cochon is one of the six vingtaines of the Parish of St. Helier, in the Channel Island of Jersey.

It is close to St Lawrence.

Vingtaine du Nord (St John)

La Vingtaine du Nord is one of the three vingtaines of the Parish of St John in Jersey, Channel Islands. It contains the second highest point in Jersey at Mont Mado (473 ft).

The Vingtaine du Nord, Vingtaine de Hérupe and Vingtaine du Douet all form a single electoral district of St John.

Vingtaine du Rocquier

Vingtaine du Rocquier (Jèrriais: Vîngtaine du Rotchi) is one of the three vingtaines of the Parish of Saint Clement in Jersey. Rotchi means rock or rocky place in Jèrriais, and the vingtaine covers generally low-lying coastal terrain stretching north from Le Hocq and rising up hillsides. Within the vingtaine are Saint Clement's school (primary) and Le Rocquier School.

Vingtaine du Rondin

Vingtaine du Rondin is one of the five vingtaines of Trinity in the Channel Island of Jersey.

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