Bathurst, Eastern Cape


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The town was founded in 1820 and named after Lord Bathurst, Secretary of State for the Colonies, by the Governor of the Cape, Sir Rufane Donkin.

List of references:

Fransen, Hans. 2006. Old towns and villages of the Cape. A survey of the origin and development of towns, villages and hamlets at the Cape of Good Hope. With particular reference to their physical planning and historical landscape. Johannesburg & Cape Town: Jonathan Ball. pp 324-325
Greig, Doreen. 1971. A Guide to Architecture in South Africa. Cape Town: Howard Timmins. pp 76-78
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. pp 147-151
Picton-Seymour, Désirée. 1989. Historical Buildings in South Africa. Cape Town: Struikhof Publishers. pp 109
Richardson, Deirdré. 2001. Historic Sites of South Africa. Cape Town: Struik Publishers. pp 9

List of structures:

Bailey's Beacon and 1820 Toposcope: 1859.
Barrow Cottage: 1837.
Barville Park: c1835.
Big Pineapple, The: c1980.
Bleak House: c1820.
Bradshaw's Mill: 1821.
Centenary Memorial Hall, 1820: 1920.
Clumber Methodist Church: 1867.
Clumber Methodist Church School: 1900s.
Cuylerville Church: 1825 : 1831 : 1939.
Drostdy: 1820.
Fossil Exposure: n.d..
Fraser's Camp Signal Tower: 1835.
Lombard's Post: 1812.
Methodist Church, cemetery and ringwall: 1832.
Morley House: 1828.
Old Powder Magazine (Star Fort complex): 1821.
Pig and Whistle Hotel: 1821.
Railway Institute Building: 1903.
Rectory: n.d..
Rokeby Park Methodist Church: 1884.
Shaw Park Methodist Church: 1864.
Shaw Park Primary School: 1879.
St John's Anglican Church: 1832.
St Stephen's United Church: n.d.. district
Summerhill Inn: n.d..
Toposcope 1820 and Bailey's Beacon: 1859.