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Sacred Heart Convent and School
Cape Town, Western Cape

Charles AS FREEMAN: Architect

Street:37 Somerset Rd/Moreland Terrace


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33°54'53.06" S 18°25'03.34" E Alt: 31m

(SALQB Dec 1967:58)

"It is a pity that all the buildings planned by Freeman for the Sacred Heart Convent, Somerset Road, in 1877 were not built. As it is, only a portion of the convent and school were finished, the church and ancillary buildings never being undertaken. The existing buildings, now unoccupied, are very competently designed and detailed, also being built in the local bluestone. As planned, the group would have been something unique in Cape Town, a High Victorian convent."

(Radford 1979:196)

These notes were last edited on 2021 03 02

All truncated references not fully cited below are those of Joanna Walker's original text and cited in full in the 'Bibliography' entry of the Lexicon.

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Radford, D. 1979. The architecture of the Western Cape, 1838 1901. A study of the impact of Victorian aesthetics and technology on South African architecture. Johannesburg: Unpublished Ph.D thesis. Dept of Arch. University of the Witwatersrand. pg 196, ill 78