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House Currey: Welgelegen
Groote Schuur, Cape Town, Western Cape

Sir Herbert BAKER: Architect

Date:c1900
Client:Currey
Type:Homestead
Status:Unknown

 


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Coordinates:
33°57'13.05" S 18°27'58.72" E Alt: 50m

Welgelegen was built among the trees in the grounds of Groote Schuur as a gift from Rhodes to a family who had been kind to him in Kimberley when he was young, the Curreys. (Greig. 1970:61-62)

It is now owned by the University of Cape Town.

These notes were last edited on 2020 04 22


Writings about this entry

Baker, H. 1934. Cecil Rhodes by his architect. London: Oxford University Press. pg opp 43 ill, 44
Baker, Herbert. 1944. Architecture & personalities. London: Country Life. pg 35
Brooke Simons, Phillida, Proust, Alain & Martin, Leni. 1996. Groote Schuur : Great Granary to Stately Home. Cape Town: Fernwood Press. pg 15, 24
Duncan, Paul & Proust, Alain. 2013. Hidden Cape Town. Cape Town: Random House Struik. pg 126-129
Fairbridge, Dorothea. 1934. Gardens of South Africa : with some chapters on practical gardening under South African conditions and some notes on the cultivation of South African wild flowers. Cape Town: Maskew Millar . pg opp. 28
Greig, Doreen. 1970. Herbert Baker in South Africa. Cape Town: PURNELL. pg 61-62, 63 ill
Keath, Michael. 1992. Herbert Baker: Architecture and Idealism 1892 - 1913: The South African Years. Gibraltar: Ashanti Pub. Ltd.. pg 69, 70, 196