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Supreme Court building
Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal

Charles AS FREEMAN: Contractor
Peter PATERSON: Design Architect
PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT of the NATAL COLONY: Architect
Date:n.d.
Type:Court Buildings
Status:Extant

Work on the building commenced in 1864 on the plan of Colonial Engineer Peter PATERSON. The foundation stone was laid in 1865 by Lieutenant Colonel J Bisset, acting Governor. Financial stringency caused the Government to stop work and it was only resumed in 1867. There was an opening ceremony in 1871 but it was only in 1875 that the final touched were made.

(Gordon, 1985:55)

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.