Saint John, Jersey

Saint John, Jersey

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Saint John, Jersey

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Saint John (Jèrriais: St Jean) is one of the twelve parishes of Jersey in the Channel Islands.

Geography

Saint John is in the north of Jersey and borders St Mary on its west, Trinity to the east, and St Lawrence and Saint Helier on its south.



Largely a rural community, the parish has a good local shopping area (grocer, post office, pharmacy, sandwich/coffee bar, medical surgery, hairdresser and kitchen design shop) around its parish church and parish hall.

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.

La Route du Nord was constructed during the 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:



Demographics

Saint John is the second least populated parish of Jersey, having only 2,618 residents as of 2001.

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<gallery>Image:Saint John Parish Church, Jersey.jpg|Parish churchImage:War memorial St John...
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