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Urquhart House
Graaff-Reinet, Eastern Cape

Date:1806 - 1821
Type:Homestead
Style:Cape Dutch
Status:Extant

 


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Coordinates:
32°15'00.95" S 24°32'18.40" E Alt: 752m

The house situated on Market Square and was built built between 1806 and 1821.

In 1912 Herbert Urquhart, former mayor of Graaff-Reinet acquired the house and it is from this time that the house got its name. It is now part of the Graaff-Reinet Museum.

(Gerald Humphrey 2014)

In 1993 Peter WHITLOCK was awarded the Cape Times Centenary Medal for Conservation, for the restoration of Urquhart House.


Writings about this entry

Fransen, Hans. 2004. The old buildings of the Cape. A survey of extant architecture from before c1910 in the area of Cape Town - Calvinia - Colesberg - Uitenhage. Johannesburg & Cape Town: Jonathan Ball Publishers. pg 569 ill
Richardson, Deidré. 2001. Historic Sites of South Africa. Cape Town: Struik Publishers. pg 22