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History: The core of this victorianised house, originally in the Cape Dutch style, dates from the Eighteenth Century and was reputedly the stable, coach-house and saddler's dwelling serving the Drostdy complex.
Visual Description: The core of this Victorian house, originally erected in the Cape Dutch style, dates from the eighteenth century. The house was, however, extensively Victorianised during the mid-nineteenth century by raising the roof level considerably and the addition of a front pilaster gable broken at its apex with a feathered motif and a central window cartouche. The facade is asymmetrical. The shutters _x001C_werfmr_x001D_ and pergola are all later additions.
This house forms part of a group of historical buildings situated in the oldest part of Swellendam. It is also closely associated with the Drostdy Museum complex (a national monument), as it is reputed to have been the stable, coach house and saddler’s dwelling serving the Drostdy complex. Also of interest is the fact that the original building is shown on the Schumacher & Gorden watercolours of 1776 — 1777.
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