O M Bergh Huis

Erf 1272 

Address

11 Drostdy Street cnr Church Street 

Date built

pre-1817; Georgianised c1877 

Use

Museum 

Style

Late Georgian 

Architectual period

Victorian  

Type of building

Residential 

General evaluation

Contributing 

Suggested grading

IIIA 

Present NHRA protection

Previous National Monument (1979) 

Zoning

 

Date of survey

December 2012 

Reference no.

10.11 

Description

Double storey 3 bay house with full-width triangular pediment with three round cast iron vents with moulded plaster surrounds. Facade rusticated with rusticated quoins and straight hood mouldings to all openings. Upper floor has a 4x4 sash flanked by 6x6 sashes; ground floor has a 2x2 door with tall geometric fanlight and French doors with similar fanlights and separate louvred shutters to doors and fanlights. Stoep with projecting steps.Narrow front garden 

History

"Was originally an H-shaped single storey house (original ceilings intact): the entrance is now where its side court was. From about 1810 to 1837 it was owned by Johannes Wege, an auctioneer, who may have added the second floor. It was then the home of Professor John Murray, one of the first 2 professors of the Theological Seminary, who was probably responsible for the Georgianisation. (Fransen & Cook and Meiring & van Huyssteen" 

Alterations

Restored: balcony removed. 

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

1875 - 1899 

Admin area

Stellenbosch 

Allotment

Stellenbosch 

Linked to erf/erven

1273 

Linked address

 

NHRA protection

Previous National Monument (1979) 

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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