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Groote Schuur
Newlands, Cape Town, Western Cape

Herbert Sir BAKER: Architect


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33°57'48.77" S 18°27'50.76" E
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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
Brooke Simons, Phillida, Proust, Alain & Martin, Leni. 1996. Groote Schuur : Great Granary to Stately Home. Cape Town: Fernwood Press. pg All
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
Walker, Michael. 2012. Early architects of Cape Town and their buildings (1820 - 1926) with postcard illustrations, The. St James: Michael Walker. pg 90-91