Pacaltsdorp, Western Cape


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The town was originally called Hooge Kraal and then re-named Pacaltsdorp after Carl August PACALT who built a temporary church there but left instructions in his will that his money should be spent on the building of a new church.

List of references:

Anderson, TA . 1957. The Story of Pacaltsdorp and Some Reminiscences. Port Elizabeth: Long & Co. pp All
Fransen, Hans. 2004. The old buildings of the Cape. A survey of extant architecture from before c1910 in the area of Cape Town - Calvinia - Colesberg - Uitenhage. Johannesburg & Cape Town: Jonathan Ball Publishers. pp 486-487
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 143
Greig, Doreen. 1971. A Guide to Architecture in South Africa. Cape Town: Howard Timmins. pp 46, 48, 174
Gutsche, Thelma. 1970. The Bishop's Lady. Cape Town: Howard Timmins. pp 76
Lewcock, Ronald. 1963. Early Nineteenth Century Architecture in South Africa : a study of the interaction of two cultures, 1795-1837. Cape Town: AA Balkema. pp 279-280
Picton-Seymour, Désirée. 1989. Historical Buildings in South Africa. Cape Town: Struikhof Publishers. pp 83
Potgieter, DJ (Editor-in-chief). 1973. Standard Encyclopaedia of South Africa [SESA] Volume 8 Mus-Pop. Cape Town: Nasou. pp 424
Richardson, Deirdré. 2001. Historic Sites of South Africa. Cape Town: Struik Publishers. pp 132

List of structures:

Congregational Mission Church: 1822-1825.
House Pacalt: 1813.
Parsonage - First: 1835.
Parsonage - Second: 1882.