Burgher House

Erf "3389, 607 & 604" 

Address

Market Street cnr Blom Street cnr Alexander Street 

Date built

1797 

Use

Offices 

Style

Cape Dutch 

Architectual period

Cape Dutch  

Type of building

Residential 

General evaluation

Outstanding 

Suggested grading

II 

Present NHRA protection

Previous National Monument (1961) 

Zoning

 

Date of survey

December 2012 

Reference no.

15.03 

Description

"H-shaped thatched house with Neo-Classical pediment gable with 15x15 casement. Bo-en -onder door with 20-pane fanlight and early plaster architrave, flanked by half-casements and 15x15 casements, all with solid shutters. Straight back gable (spurious - Fransen & Cook) and modern pergola with old vine.Fine capped wall with half-scrolls at gateways. The wagon house attached to the south side of the house and the cottage facing Market St known as the van der Riet House were demolished." 

History

"Anthonie Fick gained possession (but not transfer) of the site in 1796 and completed the house the following year. It was transferred to the Landdrost Ryno Johannes van der Riet in 1815 (he had probably been in possession since Fick's death in c1808) and to Rev Paul Daniel Luckoff, the Rhenish missionary, in 1839, serving as the Rhenish parsonage. In 1879 it passed to the Rhenish Mission Society. It was eventually divided up and inhabited by several families, and fell into disrepair. In 1957 the Government acquired it and presented it to the Municipality in 1959, which restored the house - unfortunately demolishing the wagon house and van der Riet House in the process." 

Alterations

See History. 

Social History

 


Significance in terms of NHRA

 
Very
Significant
Significant
Some
Significance
No
Significance
Not
Assessed
Historical
 
 
 
 
 
Rarity
 
 
 
 
 
Aesthetical
 
 
 
 
 
Technological
 
 
 
 
 
Cultural
 
 
 
 
 
Social History
 
 
 
 
 
Slave History
 
 
 
 
 

Circa

1750 - 1799 

Admin area

Stellenbosch 

Allotment

Stellenbosch 

Linked to erf/erven

 

Linked address

 

NHRA protection

Previous National Monument (1961) 

Environment

Part of historic Braak. 

Sect 27.2 Is the building/site a Provinical Heritage Site?
 
Sect 27.3 Is the building/site a Previous National Monument?
 
Sect 28 Will any dev affect the prot or views of or from a Gr 1 or Gr 2 site?
 
Sect 34 Is the building/structure older than 60 years?
 
Sect 35 Is the site a declared archeological/palaeontological site?
 
Sect 36 Does the site contain any graves or is it a burial ground?
 
Sect 37 Does the site contain any public monuments or memorials?