Coachman's Cottage (Lankhoff Cottage)

Erf 3433 

Address

40 Alexander Street 

Date built

c1791 

Use

Offices 

Style

Cape Dutch 

Architectual period

Cape Dutch  

Type of building

Residential 

General evaluation

Significant 

Suggested grading

IIIA 

Present NHRA protection

Previous National monument (1966) 

Zoning

 

Date of survey

December 2012 

Reference no.

18.03 

Description

"Three-bay thatched cottage with holbol end gables and dormer gable with fixed casement. Stable door with small-pane fanlight flanked by single casements and double casements with solid shutters. Cobbled stoep symmetrical around entrance, with scrolled end walls. One bay added to left with straight end gable." 

History

"A piece of land of about 1.5 morgen was granted to the Landdrost HI Bletterman in 1786. The following year he sold it to Martin Byleveld, who subdivided it and in 1791 sold this portion to Jan Georg Lankhoff, a tailor, who probably built this house shortly afterwards. When the house was restored the mid-19th C windows were replaced with the present casements. The interior walls, which formed a condensed H plan without the side courts, have been removed since restoration. (Fransen & Cook)" 

Alterations

See History. 

Social History

 


Significance in terms of NHRA

 
Very
Significant
Significant
Some
Significance
No
Significance
Not
Assessed
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Rarity
 
 
 
 
 
Aesthetical
 
 
 
 
 
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Slave History
 
 
 
 
 

Circa

1750 - 1799 

Admin area

Stellenbosch 

Allotment

Stellenbosch 

Linked to erf/erven

 

Linked address

 

NHRA protection

Previous National monument (1966) 

Environment

 

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?
 


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