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Drostdy Gates
Makhanda (Grahamstown), Eastern Cape

Charles Jasper, Major SELWYN: Architect



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33°18'46.11" S 26°31'18.09" E Alt: 557m

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Now the entrance to Rhodes University.

The gateway was planned in 1835 by Sir Benjamin D'Urban, Governor at the time, but was only built in about 1841 or 1842. Lewcock (1963:275) ascribes the probability of the gate's design to Maj. Charles SELWYN, of the ROYAL ENGINEERS.

Information provided by Liz de Wet of the Cory Library, Rhodes University from "Buildings on the Drostdy Ground, Grahamstown" compiled by Una Long in 1949. Submitted by William MARTINSON

Proclaimed: 08-07-1938. Reproclaimed: 30-10-1992.

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.

Writings about this entry

Hatfield, Denis. 1967. Some South African monuments. Cape Town: Purnell. pg 88-90
Timlin, William M. 1927. South Africa. A series of pencil sketches by William M. Timlin with an introduction by Gilbert. E. Chitenden. London: A & C Black. pg Fig 16