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Naval Store
Simonstown, Western Cape

DUTCH EAST INDIA COMPANY - VOC : Architect
ROYAL ENGINEERS: Architect
Date:c.1740 : 1795 : 1878
Client:VOC, British Admiralty
Type:Store
Style:Military structure : Utilitarian
Status:Extant but altered

This was initiated by Baron van Imhoff's development plan to house anchors, cables, canvas, timber, rope and cordage for ship and sail repairs. It also housed a hospital, accommodation for the sick as well as staff of the stores as well as others stationed at Simon's Town. In 1765 the hospital was relocated to new premises.

With the First British Occupation (1795-1802) of the Cape, the entire building became a storehouse.In 1878 a third store was added, and it is now difficult to distinguish which of the structure is original.


Writings about this entry

Alberts, Paul. 1992. South African military buildings photographed : an historical heritage. Cape Town: The Gallery Press. pg 86, 86-87 ill