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Drostdy
Makhanda (Grahamstown), Eastern Cape

William Oliver JONES: Architect
Pieter RETIEF: Contractor

Date:1822 - c1828
Type:Drostdy
Status:Demolished

The Drostdy in Grahamstown was commenced by Piet RETIEF in 1822, but as explained in Lewcock (1963) pgs. 242-247, various court cases ensued and it was only completed in c1828. It remained in place until demolished in 1935 to make way for the main Rhodes University Administration Building.

Information provided by Liz de Wet of the Cory Library, Rhodes University. Submitted by William MARTINSON


Writings about this entry

Greig, Doreen. 1971. A Guide to Architecture in South Africa. Cape Town: Howard Timmins. pg 33
Hartdegen, Paddy. 1988. Our building heritage : an illustrated history. South Africa: Ryll's Pub. Co. on behalf of the National Development Fund for the Building Industry. pg 61
Lewcock, Ronald. 1963. Early Nineteenth Century Architecture in South Africa : a study of the interaction of two cultures, 1795-1837. Cape Town: AA Balkema. pg 243-244
Oberholster, JJ. 1972. The historical monuments of South Africa. Cape Town: Rembrandt Van Rijn Foundation for Culture at the request of the National Monuments Council. pg 141
Potgieter, DJ (Editor-in-chief). 1972. Standard Encyclopaedia of South Africa [SESA] Volume 6 Hun-Lit. Cape Town: Nasou. pg 235
Potgieter, DJ (Editor-in-chief). 1971. Standard Encyclopaedia of South Africa [SESA] Volume 4 Dev-For. Cape Town: Nasou. pg 89-90