Rennick's Cottage

Simon's Town Historical Society

Rennick's Cottage

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

Created By: Simon's Town Historical Society


In 1823 William Anderson was granted this freehold land by Charles H Somerset, later ceded to his widow Leah Anderson. James Rennick occupied one of these buildings for many years - a small cottage, which later became known as Rennick's Cottage. James became a gaoler in March 1848 and was later appointed Chief Commissioner Simon’s Town. He filled the post until he died in 1861. Jane was appointed Postmistress in April 1848 and during her term of office saw the start of the penny post in Simon’s Town.
To the right of the cottage one can see the start of the old Red Hill road. It is quite impressive how steep it is. this is where outlying farmers brought their produce and cattle down to the local market.


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


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