Purdon Gilmour Building

Erf 5342 

Address

137 Dorp Street cnr Louw Street 

Date built

c 1800 

Use

Offices 

Style

Georgian 

Architectual period

Cape Dutch  

Type of building

Residential 

General evaluation

Significant 

Suggested grading

IIIA 

Present NHRA protection

Unassessed no 

Zoning

 

Date of survey

November 2009 

Reference no.

05.11A 

Description

"Double storey 3-bay building with extension on right with first floor set back, all with moulded parapets. Small 6x6 sashes to first floor and larger 6x6 sashes on ground floor apparently new. 4x4 Georgian door and one 12x12 sash remain on ground floor. Brick stoep with pergola on capped masonry columns." 

History

"Like nos 141/143 [ref. 06.08], this house stands on what from 1753 till 1795 was the DR Parsonage property (before La Gratitude was built). Which of the two houses was the old Parsonage, is not certain. No 137 is the most likely possibility, as it is" 

Alterations

Much altered from likely Georgian appearance; pergola; distracting signage. 

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

Unassessed no 

Environment

part of a 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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