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Kingswood College
Makhanda (Grahamstown), Eastern Cape

William WHITE-COOPER: Architect



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33°18'15.51" S 26°31'52.71" E Alt: 553m

Kingswood College derives its name and Methodist values from Kingswood School established by John Wesley in England in 1748. The school’s roots can be traced back to the days of the 1820 Settlers when William Shaw, a member of Sephton’s party, established the Salem Academy in the 1830s. When the Salem Academy was moved to Grahamstown [Makhanda], it was renamed the Shaw College which subsequently became the Wesleyan Collegiate School for Boys. In 1896, the school moved to the site now occupied by the impressive 19th century architecture of Kingswood College set amidst expansive and beautifully manicured gardens.

See Grocott's Mail, Kingswood College celebrating 125 years of excellence 125.

See also Jagger House, Kingswood's first preparatory school boarding house.

These notes were last edited on 2020 03 31