Police Station

Simon's Town Historical Society

Police Station

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

Created By: Simon's Town Historical Society


The site on the Cole Point erf - Ptn. 5 - was originally granted to John Osmond in 1814. Later sold to Charles Kettley and used as "livery stables". On his death in 1854 it was briefly owned by PJ Hugo.
The Police Station was built on the site of what was one of the oldest buildings in Simon's Town. When the building was pulled down, dark dungeons were discovered below it. Leg-irons and chains attached to the walls gave evidence of its use as a slave prison in the old days.
Building work started in 1938 and it was officially opened on 3 July 1939 by Col. R.J. Palmer Deputy Commissioner of Police. It was stated to be one of the most up-to-date in the then Union and the building won certain architectural awards at the time.


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


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