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Groote Schuur
Newlands, Cape Town, Western Cape

Sir Herbert BAKER: Architect



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33°57'48.77" S 18°27'50.76" E

In 1878 Groote Schuur was bought by Hester van der Byl and changed the name to The Grange. In 1891 Cecil Rhodes leased The Grange from Hester van der Byl and in 1893 bought it from her and restored the name Groote Schuur.

For more on the house see Wikipedia.

Writings about this entry

Baker, Herbert. 1944. Architecture & personalities. London: Country Life. pg 24, b&w photos, 30-34
Bakker, Karel A, Clarke, Nicholas J & Fisher, Roger C. 2014. Eclectic ZA Wilhelmiens : A shared Dutch built heritage in South Africa. Pretoria: Visual Books. pg 208
Brooke Simons, Phillida, Proust, Alain & Martin, Leni. 1996. Groote Schuur : Great Granary to Stately Home. Cape Town: Fernwood Press. pg All
Duncan, Paul & Proust, Alain. 2013. Hidden Cape Town. Cape Town: Random House Struik. pg 216-225
Greig, Doreen. 1971. A Guide to Architecture in South Africa. Cape Town: Howard Timmins. pg 214-215
Greig, Doreen. 1970. Herbert Baker in South Africa. Cape Town: PURNELL. pg 51-58
Le Roux, WJ (Editor). 1970. Groote Schuur ; Woning van Suid-Afrika se Eerste Minister / Residence of South Africa s Prime Minister. Pretoria: Department of Information. pg All
Pearse, Geoffrey Eastcott. 1957. Eighteenth century architecture in South Africa. London: Batsford. pg 1, 38, 47; Plates 10, 47, 65, 84, 85
Trotter, Alys Fane. 1928. Old Cape Colony. A chronicle of her men and houses from 1652 to 1806. London: Selwyn & Blount. pg 28
Trotter, Alys Fane. 1900. Old colonial houses of the Cape of Good Hope : illustrated and described. London: B. T. Batsford. pg 16, Plate XXXIV
Walker, Michael. 2012. Early architects of Cape Town and their buildings (1820 - 1926) with postcard illustrations, The. St James: Michael Walker. pg 90-91