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JETHOU (/ʒɛˈtuː/ zhe-TOO ) is a small island that is part of the Bailiwick of Guernsey
Guernsey
in the Channel Islands
Channel Islands
. It is privately leased, and not open to the public.

It is immediately south of Herm and has an area of approximately 44 acres (18 ha).

CONTENTS

* 1 History

* 1.1 Modern history

* 2 Politics * 3 Wildlife * 4 See also * 5 References * 6 Bibliography * 7 External links

HISTORY

See also: History of Guernsey
Guernsey
and Archaeology of the Channel Islands
Channel Islands

There is evidence of flint manufacturing in an area exposed only at low water between the island and Crevichon which shows occupation around 10,000 BC.

It is said that in AD 709 a storm washed away the strip of land that connected the island with Herm.

The Viking name for the island was Keitholm.

The island's name contains the Norman -hou suffix, meaning small island or small hill.

In 1416, it became part of Henry V 's estate and still remains a Crown lease and now owned by the States of Guernsey
Guernsey
.

On the top is a marker. It is said that in earlier times, pirates were hanged on it with chains, as on nearby Crevichon .

MODERN HISTORY

An aerial shot showing Jethou
Jethou
centre right next to its bigger neighbour Herm , with Sark
Sark
in the background and the east coast of Guernsey
Guernsey
.

In 1867 Lt Colonel Montague Fielden became tenant however he was discovered using the island as a storehouse for smuggling Brandy.

From 1920 to 1923 it was leased by the Scottish novelist Compton MacKenzie along with Herm and remained part of that estate for years, although it is currently part of a different one.

The British 1957 musical Free as Air by Dorothy Reynolds ">

* ^ Cataroche, Jenny. The History and Archaeology of Jethou. L&C Press. ISBN 9781904332374 . * ^ Archived August 16, 2015, at the Wayback Machine
Wayback Machine
. * ^ A B C D " Jethou
Jethou
History". BBC. 22 April 2008. * ^ " Herm and Jethou
Jethou
get Ramsar status". Guernsey
Guernsey
Press. 28 January 2016. * ^ Archived January 17, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
Wayback Machine
. * ^ Archived December 30, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
Wayback Machine
.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

* BBC Pronouncing Dictionary of British Names (Oxford University Press , 1971) ISBN 978-0194311250

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