Port Alfred, Eastern Cape

Founded: 1821

Named after Prince Alfred, second son of Queen Victoria.


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Originally called Port Kowie, it changed to Port Frances in 1825 and named Port Alfred in 1860.

List of references:

Methven, Cathcart W & Cape of Good Hope. Ministerial Department of Public Works. 1901. Report on the existing and proposed harbour improvements, Port Alfred. Cape Town: W.A. Richards & Sons. pp All
Methven, Cathcart William & Grahamstown and Port Alfred Chamber of Commerce. 1901. Report on Port Alfred Harbour. Grahamstown: J. Slater. pp All
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
Picton-Seymour, Désirée. 1989. Historical Buildings in South Africa. Cape Town: Struikhof Publishers. pp 108-109
Richardson, Deirdré. 2001. Historic Sites of South Africa. Cape Town: Struik Publishers. pp 35-36
Turpin, Eric. 1964. Basket work harbour : the story of the Kowie. Cape Town: Howard Timmins. pp All

List of structures:

Anglican Church: 1936.
Customs House and other buildings: 1823.
Ferryman's Hotel: 1895.
Flats, Mrs NO Brewer: 1926.
Glendower Beacon: c1880. Glendower Farm,
Lighthouse, Great Fish Point: 1898.
Market Building: 1928.
Memorial Hall - Ndlambe: 1967.
Nico Malan Bridge: 1972.
Old Mill: n.d..
Police Station: n.d..
Railway Station Building: 1884.
Richmond House - Cock's Castle: 1860.
Richmond House - Cock's Castle - New: 2002.
Road Bridge over the Kowie River - Henry Putt Bridge: 1989.
Road Bridge over the Great Fish River - Boy Retief Bridge: 1956.
Road Bridge over the Kowie River - Henry Putt Bridge: 1907.
School: n.d..
Settler Church - Methodist: 1823.
Settler Church - Methodist: 1827 : 1939.
St Nicholas Church: 1939.
Warehouse: n.d..
West Reach House: 1988.
White Gables: c1830.