Overview
    Identifiers
    Inventory Number
    3326BC1
    Site Name
    Botanical Gardens, Grahamstown
    Site Category
    Record Administration
    Author
    sahrisprojectmanager
    Last modified
    Thursday, May 2, 2024 - 16:43
    Built Environment Recordings
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    Inventory Reference
    Primary?
    Yes
    Classifications
    Building type
    Associated People
    History of use
      Location
      Location
      -33.315752, 26.521114
      Eastern Cape
      • Sarah Baartman
      • Makana
      Land Parcel Details
      Type of land parcel
      Street Address
      Land Parcel Reference
      Grahamstown
      Grading
      Grading
      Grade II
      GradingComment

      archiveimport Grading by:

      Statement of Significance

      The land on which these gardens were laid out was granted to the Albany Botanical Gardens in 1853 by the Governor of the Cape, Sir George Cathcart. It originally formed part of the Drostdy estate. There Botanical Gardens are the second oldest in the country.
      The cottage on the grounds, which dates from the 1830s, was erected in the Romantic style known as cottage orne, with peaked gothic windows and a Georgian chimney. It is unique in the Eastern Cape.

      Declaration
      DeclarationName
      Declaration Type
      Declaration Description

      The original portion of the Botanical Gardens, inclusive of the historic cottage thereon, as detailed on Survey Diagram SM.5419 (19d) (1853) as the figure ABCDEFG to A and at present described as certain piece of land in the City of Grahamstown (now Erf 3282) in the Division of Albany, in extent three (3) morgen, four hundred and forty-four (444) square roods and seventy-two (72) square feet.
      Deed of Transfer 6520/1922, dated 1 August 1922 (paragraph 1).

      Gazette Date
      Gazette Number
      9338
      Gazette Notice Status
      Notice Date
      Notice Number
      1558
      Archive Status
      National monument
      9338-1558.pdf (253.65 KB)
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