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Saint Andrew is located in the centre of Guernsey
Guernsey
Guernsey, officially the Bailiwick of Guernsey is a British Crown dependency in the English Channel off the coast of Normandy.The Bailiwick, as a governing entity, embraces not only all 10 parishes on the Island of Guernsey, but also the islands of Herm, Jethou, Burhou, and Lihou and their islet...

 and as such is the only parish
Parish
A parish is a territorial unit historically under the pastoral care and clerical jurisdiction of one parish priest, who might be assisted in his pastoral duties by a curate or curates - also priests but not the parish priest - from a more or less central parish church with its associated organization...

 on the island to be landlocked.

The post code for addresses in this parish starts with GY6.

Geography


Saint Andrew is located in the centre of the island
Island
An island or isle is any piece of sub-continental land that is surrounded by water. Very small islands such as emergent land features on atolls can be called islets, cays or keys. An island in a river or lake may be called an eyot , or holm...

 and features hills and valleys.

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The features of St Andrew include:
  • St Andrew's Church
  • St Andrew's School
  • The German Underground Hospital
  • The Little Chapel at Les Vauxbelets
  • The Princess Elizabeth Hospital (also known as the PEH)
  • Grammar School
    Grammar School Guernsey
    The Grammar School and Sixth Form Centre is a public grammar school located in the parish of St. Andrew's in Guernsey.The school motto is "Qui veult peult", which translates from Norman into 'those who want to, can'. it is an extremely good school...

    , Footes Lane

Culture


As it is customary to list the parishes round the coast, either clockwise or anti-clockwise, starting with St Peter Port, St Andrew is usually the last parish to be mentioned in such a list. This gave rise to the traditional nickname in Dgèrnésiais
Dgèrnésiais
Guernésiais, also known as Dgèrnésiais, Guernsey French, and Guernsey Norman French, is the variety of the Norman language spoken in Guernsey. It is sometimes known on the island by the semi-disparaging name "patois"...

of the inhabitants of the parish: les croinchaons (the siftings, what is left behind in the sieve).

St Andrews is the most expensive parish in Guernsey closey followed by St Pierre Du Bois and St Saviour.
St. Andrews is split into two parts one boarding St Peter Port and one Boarding St Saviour and the Forest. The upper part of the parish where the church and the little chapel is situated is very rural.

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