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Diocesan College, Founder's House
Rondebosch, Cape Town, Western Cape

William WHITE: Architect
Peter PENKETH: Project Architect
Mr ARNOLD: Contractor

Date:1853
Type:Hostel
Style:Gothic Revival
Status:Extant

The stone facade of the main wing of Founder's House is in stark contrast to the three inner walls of the quadrangle.

The dormer windows were added in 1913.


Writings about this entry

Greig, Doreen. 1971. A Guide to Architecture in South Africa. Cape Town: Howard Timmins. pg 216-217
Hawthorn, Peter & Bristow, Barry. 1993. Historic Schools of South Africa : an ethos of excellence. Cape Town: Pachyderm Press. pg 36, 41 ill
McIntyre, Donald G. 1950. The Diocesan College, Rondebosch, South Africa: a century at Bishop's. Cape Town: Juta. pg 12, 13