Vredelust

Erf 4436 

Address

63 Dorp Street 

Date built

1780s (house); 1814 (gable) 

Use

Offices 

Style

Cape Dutch 

Architectual period

Cape Dutch  

Type of building

Residential 

General evaluation

Significant 

Suggested grading

II 

Present NHRA protection

Previous National monument (1970) 

Zoning

 

Date of survey

November 2009 

Reference no.

02.04B 

Description

"H-shaped house with 45' corrugated iron (originally thatched) roof with a neo-classical central gable with urns (similar to 61 Andringa St), balustraded cornice (exceptional in the Cape Dutch style) with box gutter behind and covered end gables. 2x2 double door with flat-arched 2-pane fanlight; 2x2 flat-arched sashes with internal folding shutters. Plastered, parapetted verandah, enclosed at both ends. Plastered, rectangular columns with pointed finials. An unusual broad skirting from top of verandah between columns.Set in large, established garden with mature oaks and other trees and low capped werf wall along the boundary." 

History

"Granted in 1781 to Christoffel Henske, who built the house, wine cellar and stables before the property was transferred to Casper Termytelen in 1791. The gable was built in 1814 by Daniel Joubert, who probably also added the balustraded cornice in imitation of that of the Drostdy, and built the adjacent cottage, Klein-Vredelust (see 02.04C). Remained in the Joubert family until transferred to Christiaan Joel Ackermann in 1868. The house was modernised in 1900. (Sources: Oberholster and Fransen & Cook)" 

Alterations

Modernised in 1900: later joinery and verandah. 

Social History

 


Significance in terms of NHRA

 
Very
Significant
Significant
Some
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 (1970) 

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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