As part of its ongoing research into the work of architect Adolphus Curry, and its broader interest in Victorian houses, members of the Architecture Section recently visited the fascinating house at La Croix, and its close neighbour, St Jacut. Both houses date from the end of the 19th century, or very early 20th century. La Croix is possibly unique in the Island for its extensive use of terracotta surrounds to its doors and windows, and for other architectural trimmings.  These components were almost certainly manufactured by the South-Western Pottery, Terra Cotta and Brickworks  at Parkstone in Poole.  The interior of the house is also of interest for the high quality of joinery and plasterwork in the principal rooms.

St Jacut, formerly known as Six Boules for the six balls that once adorned the exterior, displays very similar joinery details on its roadside façade as can be seen in some Adolphus Curry buildings in St Helier.  Research continues on these and other interesting houses of the period.