Rectory Building

Simon's Town Historical Society

Rectory Building

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

Created By: Simon's Town Historical Society


1815 - Built on open land (previous Govt "Shambles" - abattoir) alongside the newly built St George's Church as a Parsonage, the land granted by Colonial Government. In 1816 a School Room was added (First school in Simon's Town)
In 1819 a flood destroyed the Church and badly damaged the Parsonage and was later repaired. In 1849 the property was transferred by Deed to the Anglican Church. An 1890 early photograph shows a simple two storey with covered front verandah. In 1904 the building was converted to shops and in 1909 an upstairs balcony was added and advertised as the St Leger Balcony for fine meals. In 1930 the back rooms consolidated to a two room flat and an identical upstairs floor added.


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


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