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Groot Constantia
Constantia, Western Cape

Louis Michel THIBAULT: Architect
Date:1789
Type:Homestead
Status:Destroyed

(FK KENDALL suggests that Thibault rebuilt the whole house 'when he rebuilt the wine cellar' (1791-92); the entire house was declared a National Monument in 1936 (Kendall 1927; Quarterly Bull SA Libr (I) 1946-47:99; Lewcock 1963:17; Oberholster 1972:51; Fransen, 1968:788)

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

Botha, CG. 1933. Groot Constantia. Pretoria: Departement Publieke Werke. pg All
Dane, Philippa & Wallace, Sydney-Anne. 1981. The Great houses of Constantia. Cape Town: Don Nelson. pg 28-38; 39-46
Hoefsloot, Ted (illustrations) & Pama, Cor (text). 1980. Cape Wine Homesteads. Johannesburg: AD Donker. pg 50, 51 ill
Trotter, Alys Fane. 1900. Old colonial houses of the Cape of Good Hope : illustrated and described. London: B. T. Batsford. pg 9-10; Plates I,II,III, IV (top)
Walker, Michael. 2012. Early architects of Cape Town and their buildings (1820 - 1926) with postcard illustrations, The. St James: Michael Walker. pg 104
Pearse, GE (Photographer) Plate 52. Groot Constantia. The Swimming Pool [Photo]: in Pearse, Geoffrey Eastcott. 1957. Eighteenth century architecture in South Africa: pp 102
Fassler, J Plate 53. Groot Constantia. Details of the Swimming Bath (Rene M Ellenberger Mens. J Fassler Delt): in Pearse, Geoffrey Eastcott. 1957. Eighteenth century architecture in South Africa: pp 103