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Corbelled House, Arbeidersfontein
Williston district, Northern Cape

Date:n.d.
Type:Homestead
Status:Extant

 


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Coordinates:
31°14'44.83" S 21°15'27.05" E Alt: 1158m

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Transcription of National Monuments Council Notice Board:

KORBEELHUIS, ARBEIDERSFONTEIN
HIERDIE KLIPRONDAWEL IS 'N KENMERKENDE VOORBEELD VAN
DIE SOORT WONING WAT DIE EERSTE BLANKE BOERE IN HIERDIE
GEWESTE OPGERIG HET. BY DIE GEBREK AAN GESKIKTE BOU-
MATERIAAL EN GEREEDSKAP VIR KONVENSIONELE HUISE IS
BESKIKBARE KLIP GEBRUIK EN HET 'N INTERESSANTE
VOLKSARGITEKTUUR ONTSTAAN.
Raad vir Nasionale Gedenkwaardighede

CORBELLED HOUSE, ARBEIDERSFONTEIN
THIS CORBELLED HOUSE IS A DISTINCTIVE EXAMPLE OF THE TYPE
OF DWELLING WHICH THE FIRST WHITE FARMERS ERECTED
IN THIS AREA. IN THE ABSENCE OF SUITABLE BUILDING
MATERIAL AND IMPLEMENTS FOR THE ERECTION OF CONVENTIONAL
HOUSES, AVAILABLE STONE WAS USED, THUS AN INTERESTING
VERNACULAR ARCHITECTURE ORIGINATED.
National Monuments Council
1980

These notes were last edited on 2020 03 18