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Diocesan College, Brooke Chapel (Brooke Memorial Library)
Rondebosch, Cape Town, Western Cape

Edward Baldwin John KNOX: Architect 1880
BICKETT and MATTHEWS: Contractor 1880

Date:1880 : 1927 : 1985
Type:Chapel
Status:Extant

Brooke Library

The building was a chapel converted into a Library in 1927. In 1985 the Library was converted back into a Chapel which today is known as the Brooke Chapel as it was initially in 1880 when it was constructed.


Writings about this entry

Hawthorn, Peter & Bristow, Barry. 1993. Historic Schools of South Africa : an ethos of excellence. Cape Town: Pachyderm Press. pg 38 ill
McIntyre, Donald G. 1950. The Diocesan College, Rondebosch, South Africa: a century at Bishop's. Cape Town: Juta. pg 23
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 Johannesburg: Unpublished Ph.D thesis.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 122