Dockyard Police Flats

Simon's Town Historical Society

Dockyard Police Flats

Cape Town, Simon's Town, Western Cape 7995, South Africa

Created By: Simon's Town Historical Society


The first recorded history was when a letter was sent from the Admiralty in 1903 stating that there was a requirement for residences for warders. A tender document was sent out for six houses and Mr John Squire won the tender. The plans were turned down by the Simon's Town Municipality because of the slopes shown on the plans. On 18th November the foundations were laid for four houses. Houses number 5 and 6 would follow leaving a gap for the aerial rope way. On 14 June 1904 work was stopped. In 1906 four houses were finally built after a number of work stoppages after re-allocation of tenders to the same Mr Squires due to a lack of funds. Houses 5 and 6 were never built.


This point of interest is part of the tour: Simon's Town Historical Society


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