Vigilare et admonere
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|• Total||0.06875 sq mi (0.1781 km2)|
|• Density||44/sq mi (17/km2)|
It is immediately south of Herm and has an area of approximately 44 acres (18 ha).
History[change | change source]
It is said that in AD 709 a storm washed away the strip of land which connected the island with Herm.
The island's name contains the -hou suffix, which means "a small island".
Modern history[change | change source]
On the top is a marker. It is said that in earlier times, pirates were hanged on it with chains, like nearby Crevichon.
From September 1964 until December 1971 the island was occupied by the Faed family consisting of Mr Angus Faed, his wife Susan Faed and their four children, Colin, Erik, Colette and Amanda. Mrs. Susan Faed was the 22nd tenant of Jethou.
It is flanked by two islets, Crevichon to the north and Fauconniere to the south. There is one house on the island and two cottages as well as a large garage where vehicles such as quad bikes and tractors are stored.
Politics[change | change source]
Unlike the largely autonomous islands of Sark and Alderney within the Bailiwick, Jethou cannot pass its own laws. It is administered by the States of Guernsey, and elects members to the States of Deliberation as part of the St. Peter Port South electoral district.
Wildlife[change | change source]
At the east of Jethou, puffins can be seen swimming off the rocks.
They also nest there in the east clifftop.
Related pages[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- BBC Pronouncing Dictionary of British Names (Oxford UP, 1971)
Other websites[change | change source]
- Jethou Homepage
- Free Gutenberg Project book, a Crusoe-like novel on Jethou
- Stamps from Isle of Jethou
- Island of Jethou at Britlink
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