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WERNICH, Johannes Willem

Born: 1764
Died: ?


Wernich's baptismal record (1764) provides an approximate date for his birth. He was appointed a land surveyor at the Cape in about 1800 under LM THIBAULT, a post he held until 1814. He was apparently responsible for the first plans of the Drostdy in Cape Town in 1804, the design of which was taken over by Thibault.

He was responsible for the first drawings of Malmesbury.

These notes were last edited on 2020 02 12

Books citing WERNICH

De Puyfontaine, Huguette Roy. 1972. Louis Michel Thibault 1750-1815 : his official life at the Cape of Good Hope. Cape Town: Tafelberg. pp 78

Fransen, Hans. 2006. Old towns and villages of the Cape. A survey of the origin and development of towns, villages and hamlets at the Cape of Good Hope. With particular reference to their physical planning and historical landscape. Johannesburg & Cape Town: Jonathan Ball. pp 97-98

Lewcock, Ronald. 1963. Early Nineteenth Century Architecture in South Africa : a study of the interaction of two cultures, 1795-1837. Cape Town: AA Balkema. pp 112n, 353