Lé Bouân Crapaud, Gordon Young: stone, 2004. Jersey was the last Channel Island to be cut off after the Ice Age so the common toad occurs only here, the reason Jersey people are known colloquially as ‘crapauds’ using the Jèrriais. Commissioned during celebrations marking Jersey’s 800-year link with the Crown and donated anonymously by an islander, this piece sits at the historic town’s western end, site of the 169 prison demolished in 1811. The column text comes from the 1771 Code of Jersey Laws.

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