"Gateway ("Tuinpoort")"

Erf 1253 

Address

Next to 33-37 Plein Street 

Date built

c1789 

Use

Gateway 

Style

Cape Dutch 

Architectual period

 

Type of building

 

General evaluation

Contributing 

Suggested grading

IIIA 

Present NHRA protection

Previous National Monument (1953) 

Zoning

 

Date of survey

November 2009 

Reference no.

11.15B 

Description

"Pedestrian gateway with arched opening, now with wooden gate, capped with a raised ornament between two scrolls." 

History

"The block, which was the site of the original church, was subdivided in 1783. The gateway was probably constructed in the garden wall by the first owner. It had the same plasterwork as the gables on the homesteads of Ida's Valley and Vredenburg-Vlottenberg (both 1789). (Oberholster)" 

Alterations

"""It was recently repaired, whereby all ornamental plasterwork was inadvertently removed and reconstructed inaccurately."" (Fransen & Cook, p.144). Compare present appearance with AF Trotter drawing in the William Fehr Collection and Elliot photograph in Hans Fransen" 

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

1255 

Linked address

 

NHRA protection

Previous National Monument (1953) 

Environment

Wedged between two 20th C commercial buildings. 

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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