Meuwes Bakker House

Erf 1179 

Address

155 Dorp Street 

Date built

1790-1798 

Use

Dwelling 

Style

Cape Vernacular 

Architectual period

Cape Dutch  

Type of building

Residential 

General evaluation

Significant 

Suggested grading

II 

Present NHRA protection

Previous National monument (1985) 

Zoning

 

Date of survey

November 2009 

Reference no.

07.08A 

Description

"Three-bay extension to No.157 with ""holbol"" end gables and a corrugated iron roof. Small 2-pane glazed vents under raised eaves. Central 2x2 double door with 2-pane fanlight and 12x12 sashes. Tiled stoep with projecting steps." 

History

"Probably built by Cornelius Smuts, who owned the erf on which this and No. 157 are situated from 1790 to 1798, when he sold it to Meuwes Janse Bakker. Bakker was the first missionary in Stellenbosch, and until the construction of the Rhenish Mission Church on the Braak in 1822 he used the house as a school for the children of slaves and for religious services. David Kinneburg, the owner of No. 157, bought the house in 1833. See also 07.08B (Source: Oberholster)" 

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

1750 - 1799 

Admin area

Stellenbosch 

Allotment

Stellenbosch 

Linked to erf/erven

1178; 1182 

Linked address

 

NHRA protection

Previous National monument (1985) 

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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