Rynse Hoek (Old Rhenish Parsonage)

Erf 9672 

Address

off Market Street 

Date built

pre-1817 

Use

 

Style

Cape Dutch 

Architectual period

Cape Dutch  

Type of building

Residential 

General evaluation

Outstanding 

Suggested grading

IIIB 

Present NHRA protection

Previous National monument (1972) 

Zoning

Residential Zone I 

Date of survey

November 2009 

Reference no.

14.16 

Description

"Thatched H-shaped house of which the extended rear part is older than the front. The front has a pedimented gable with vases and 20x20 sash, neo-classical end gables and corner pilasters. The bo-en-onder door with small pane fanlight and architrave with fluted pilasters is flanked by half sashes and 24x24 sashes, all with solid half shutters. The raised brick stoep has projecting steps and a pergola on plastered capped columns. The long rear part has two dormer gables with fixed 15-pane windows and half-hipped end gables. 6x6 door with sunrise fanlight and 6-panel door with 6-pane fanlight; 9x9 sashes with internal shutters. All woodwork varnished.Rose garden in front of house and extensive park-like gardens within the arm of the mill-stream. Various capped werf walls." 

History

"The Rhenish complex was acquired by the Rhenish Mission Society in 1832, by which time nearly all the buildings already existed. Most are on the 1817 town plan." 

Alterations

Part of restoration of Rhenish complex by Revel Fox and partners with Henry Villet for Cape Provincial Administration. The house was gutted by fire c1900. The gable was reconstructed from old photographs and the windows and doors replaced (the frames had survived) 

Social History

 


Significance in terms of NHRA

 
Very
Significant
Significant
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Significance
No
Significance
Not
Assessed
Historical
 
 
 
 
 
Rarity
 
 
 
 
 
Aesthetical
 
 
 
 
 
Technological
 
 
 
 
 
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Social History
 
 
 
 
 
Slave History
 
 
 
 
 

Circa

 

Admin area

Stellenbosch 

Allotment

Stellenbosch 

Linked to erf/erven

 

Linked address

 

NHRA protection

Previous National monument (1972) 

Environment

The nucleus of the historic Rhenish complex. 

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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