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Groote Schuur
Newlands, Cape Town, Western Cape

Sir Herbert BAKER: Architect

Date:1896
Type:Homestead
Status:Extant

 


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Coordinates:
-33.963547,18.464100
33°57'48.77" S 18°27'50.76" E

In 1878 Groote Schuur was bought by Hester van der Byl and changed the name to The Grange. In 1891 Cecil Rhodes leased The Grange from Hester van der Byl and in 1893 bought it from her and restored thename Groote Schuur.


Writings about this entry

Baker, Herbert. 1944. Architecture & personalities. London: Country Life. pg 24, b&w photos, 30-34
Bakker, Karel A, Clarke, Nicholas J & Fisher, Roger C. 2014. Eclectic ZA Wilhelmiens : A shared Dutch built heritage in South Africa. Pretoria: Visual Books. pg 208
Brooke Simons, Phillida, Proust, Alain & Martin, Leni. 1996. Groote Schuur : Great Granary to Stately Home. Cape Town: Fernwood Press. pg All
Duncan, Paul & Proust, Alain. 2013. Hidden Cape Town. Cape Town: Random House Struik. pg 216-225
Greig, Doreen. 1971. A Guide to Architecture in South Africa. Cape Town: Howard Timmins. pg 214-215
Greig, Doreen. 1970. Herbert Baker in South Africa. Cape Town: PURNELL. pg 51-58
Le Roux, WJ (Editor). 1970. Groote Schuur ; Woning van Suid-Afrika se Eerste Minister / Residence of South Africa s Prime Minister. Pretoria: Department of Information. pg All
Pearse, Geoffrey Eastcott. 1957. Eighteenth century architecture in South Africa. London: Batsford. pg 1, 38, 47; Plates 10, 47, 65, 84, 85
Trotter, Alys Fane. 1928. Old Cape Colony. A chronicle of her men and houses from 1652 to 1806. London: Selwyn & Blount. pg 28
Walker, Michael. 2012. Early architects of Cape Town and their buildings (1820 - 1926) with postcard illustrations, The. St James: Michael Walker. pg 90-91
Oakly Photo Company (Photographer) Plate 65 [a] The Old Summer House, Groote Schuur, Rondebosch [Photo]: in Pearse, Geoffrey Eastcott. 1957. Eighteenth century architecture in South Africa: pp 115
Fassler, J Plate 65. [b] The Old Summer House, Groote Schuur, Rondebosch (J. Fassler delt. From Measured Drawings by Mr. H. Baker): in Pearse, Geoffrey Eastcott. 1957. Eighteenth century architecture in South Africa: pp 115
Pearse, GE Plate 84. Elsenburg, Near Mulder's Vlei. The Entrance Door (Drawn by G. E. Pearse from records in Messrs H Baker & Kendall's office Cape Town)): in Pearse, Geoffrey Eastcott. 1957. Eighteenth century architecture in South Africa: pp 134
Ellenberger, RM (Photographer) Plate 85. Elsenburg, Near Mulder's Vlei. Front Door at Groote Schuur [Photo]: in Pearse, Geoffrey Eastcott. 1957. Eighteenth century architecture in South Africa: pp 135
Fassler, J Plate 10. The Castle, Cape Town. Door. Imhoff Battery. Now at Groote Schuur, Rondebosch [Drawn by J. Fassler from measured drawings by Fred W. Mullins]: in Pearse, Geoffrey Eastcott. 1957. Eighteenth century architecture in South Africa: pp 60