Gimnasia

Erf 662 

Address

120, 122 Dorp Street 

Date built

1866 

Use

 

Style

Cape Vernacular 

Architectual period

Victorian  

Type of building

Educational 

General evaluation

Significant 

Suggested grading

II 

Present NHRA protection

Previous National Monument (1968) 

Zoning

 

Date of survey

November 2009 

Reference no.

14.09 

Description

"Single storey building with corrugated iron roof hipped at one end and with a covered gable at the other, and with pilaster quoins. 6x6 (arched) sashes with internal shutters and hood mouldings. Parapetted portico with vases and ornate plastered neo-Gothic filigree inset over entrance. Plain timber doors with ornate fanlight under portico, and additional 2x2 door with 3-pane fanlight.Carriage entrance to rear of erf with tall capped posts and timber beam over." 

History

"Constructed by J Joubert as a school building for the new Stellenbosch Gymnasium, which opened on 1 March 1866. The building was only occupied on 1 July, when classes moved from the Old Reading Room. The first pupils matriculated in 1870, and in 1873 four pupils obtained their BA from this building. It was used by the Gymnasium until 1874, when the school moved to the corner of Plein and Ryneveld Streets." 

Alterations

 

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

1850 - 1874 

Admin area

Stellenbosch 

Allotment

Stellenbosch 

Linked to erf/erven

 

Linked address

122 Dorp St 

NHRA protection

Previous National Monument (1968) 

Environment

Part of an outstanding group. 

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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