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House Baron von Elgg
Malmesbury, Western Cape

ES FORD: Architect

Date:1875
Type:Homestead
Style:Victorian
Status:Extant

 


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Coordinates:
33°27'40.78" S 18°43'33.34" E Alt: 140m

Transcription of information plaque:

HISTORIC ROUTE • HISTORIESE ROETE
BARON VON ELGG STATELY HOME
Style: Victorian • Built: 1875

This is the only remaining double storeyed Victorian
mansion in Malmsbury. It has been excellently pre-
served by a series of private owners. ES Ford built the
house for Baron Werdmüller von Elgg of Zurich in 1875.
The cost of the construction is said to have been £7 000 and
all the building material was ordered from a
catalogue and shipped out from England.