De Oude Leeskamer

Erf 1288 

Address

182 Dorp Street cnr Drostdy Street 

Date built

1814-15; mid-19th C alterations 

Use

Offices 

Style

Cape Vernacular 

Architectual period

Cape Dutch  

Type of building

Residential 

General evaluation

Contributing 

Suggested grading

IIIA 

Present NHRA protection

Previous National Monument (1972) 

Zoning

 

Date of survey

November 2009 

Reference no.

10.06A 

Description

"Single storey 3-bay house with corrugated iron roof, straight front gable with double casements and cast iron vent and covered end gables. Corner quoins and surround to 3x3 door with intricate fanlight. 12x12 sashes with louvred shutters. Raised stoep at entrance with steps to one side. One and a half storey extension along Drostdy St with garages below and 8x8 casements in flat-roofed dormers." 

History

Was an annexe of the Theological Seminary; the Stellenbosch Gymnasium was founded here in 1865. 

Alterations

Mid-19th C joinery and gable; extension in Drostdy St. Badly restored, IIIB just because of situation. 

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

 

Admin area

Stellenbosch 

Allotment

Stellenbosch 

Linked to erf/erven

 

Linked address

 

NHRA protection

Previous National Monument (1972) 

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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