Coetzenburg Homestead (Jannie Marais House)

Erf  

Address

Coetzenburg 

Date built

mid-18th C; Georgianised c1833; Victorianised 1893 

Use

Sport and Recreation Club 

Style

High Victorian 

Architectual period

Cape Dutch  

Type of building

Residential 

General evaluation

Outstanding 

Suggested grading

IIIA 

Present NHRA protection

Previous National monument (1991) 

Zoning

 

Date of survey

November 2009 

Reference no.

08.01A 

Description

"H-shaped 5-bay homestead with clipped gables and corrugated iron roof with cast iron cresting, fretwork barge boards and decorative eaves brackets. The end gables have round vents, with a masonry stair to the rear gable. Front facade woodwork to the main house and first addition on the left, with its slightly lower roof, is Georgian: 9x9 sashes with internal shutters and a 4x4 door with sunrise fanlight. The facade has an elaborate timber verandah with fine columns and brackets, frieze and balustrade, with a double storey portion with two decorated gablets over the front gable. The addition also has a central decorated gablet. A further Victorian addition, set back from the front facade, has rough plaster with smooth quoins and surrounds to the 2x2 sashes and French doors.Formal front garden." 

History

"The farm was granted in 1693 to Dirk Coetzee, the first deacon of the Stellenbosch Dutch Reformed Church, who had been living there since 1682. Paul Hartog owned it from 1747-1789, and probably built the present homestead. In 1833 it was transferred to PJ Marais, and the present facade woodwork dates from this time. The house was Victorianised in 1893 by the well-known architect Anthony de Witt. It was transferred to his sons, FRL and JH (Jannie) Marais, in 1903. The latter's bequest of 100 000 pounds made possible the founding of the University of Stellenbosch. (F&C, M&vH)" 

Alterations

See description and 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 (1991) 

Environment

Setting in sports fields retains rural character. 

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?