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Roedean School - Additions
Johannesburg, Gauteng

Francis (Frank) Leonard Hodgson FLEMING: Design Architect



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26°10'37.17" S 28°02'53.91" E Alt: 1750m

(SAB Jan 1926:31)

These are additions to the original school built in 1904 by BAKER, MASEY & SLOPER.

Cumming George 1933

AFFILIATED with the famous "Roedean" near Brighton, England, this school was established in Johannesburg in 1912 [sic : the school was actually started in 1904] by Miss Lawrence and Miss Earle who erected the first portion of the school building.

Additions followed steadily and in 1923-4 important extensions were made in building two additional "houses" each for 40 girls. The courtyard of one of these, St. Catherine's House, or "Cats" is the subject of illustration (Photograph Above). The architect in this case was Mr. F. L. H. FLEMING. F.R.I.B.A.

The building is of whitewashed brick with roof of coronation tiles. The fountain has a marble memorial figure modelled to reflect the school costume of the day.

The gardens of Roedean are among its most treasured possessions, to which a fine site and jealous regard for natural beauty make invaluable contribution.

All truncated references not fully cited below are those of Joanna Walker's original text and cited in full in the 'Bibliography' entry of the Lexicon.

Writings about this entry

Cumming-George, L. 1933. Architecture in South Africa - Volume One. Cape Town: The Speciality Press of S.A. Ltd.. pg 36 ill, 37
Greig, Doreen. 1970. Herbert Baker in South Africa. Cape Town: PURNELL. pg 238, 256