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Corbelled House, Schuinshoogte
Williston district, Northern Cape

Date:c1850
Type:Homestead
Status:Extant

Transcript from National Monuments Council board:

KORBEELHUIS, SCHUINSHOOGTE
HIERDIE KLIPRONDAWEL IS 'N KENMERKENDE VOORBEELD VAN
DIE SOORT WONING WAT DIE EERSTE BLANKE BOERE IN HIERDIE
GEWESTE OPGERIG HET. BY DIE GEBREK AAN GESKIKTE BOU-
MATERIAAL EN GEREEDSKAP VIR KONVENTIONELE HUISE IS
BESKIKBARE KLIP GEBRUIK EN HET 'N INTERESSANTE
VOLKSARGITEKTUUR ONTSTAAN.
Raad vir Nationale Gedenkwaardighede

CORBELLED HOUSE, SCHUINSHOOGTE
THIS CORBELLED HOUSE IS A DISTINCTIVE EXAMPLE OF THE TYPE
OF DWELLING WHICH THE FIRST WHITE FARMERS ERECTED
IN THIS AREA IN THE ABSENCE OF SUITABLE BUILDING
MATERIAL AND IMPLEMENTS FOR THE ERECTION OF CONVENTIONAL
HOUSES, AVAILABLE STONE WAS USED. THUS AN INTERESTING
VERNACULAR ARCHITECTURE ORIGINATED.
National Monuments Council
1980

Provincial Heritage Site


Writings about this entry

Fransen, Hans. 2004. The old buildings of the Cape. A survey of extant architecture from before c1910 in the area of Cape Town - Calvinia - Colesberg - Uitenhage. Johannesburg & Cape Town: Jonathan Ball Publishers. pg 539
Richardson, Deidré. 2001. Historic Sites of South Africa. Cape Town: Struik Publishers. pg 66