OIrdanance House & Sunnyside

Simon's Town Historical Society

OIrdanance House & Sunnyside

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

Created By: Simon's Town Historical Society


At the corner of the Main Road and Arsenal Road - The houses were mirror images of one another originally built as residences for Royal Naval personnel, Ordnance being occupied by the Senior Gunnery NCO and Sunnyside by the Senior Foreman Shipwright. Sunnyside was then allocated to an Assistant Constructor who was being transferred from Hong Kong to Simon’s Town when the Foreman Shipwright left for UK. Somehow he managed to obtain house plans while still overseas and wrote to the “Powers That Be” stating that as he had a young family and a nursemaid the house would be too small for him. Also he intended entertaining and required a larger dining room. The Admiralty obviously approved his plans and Sunnyside was extended to accommodate him and his family.


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


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