Elim, Western Cape

Founded: 1796


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Moravian mission station. Elim was declared a National Monument in 1975 in its entirety and is now a Provincial Heritage Site.

List of references:

Fransen, Hans. 2004. The old buildings of the Cape. A survey of extant architecture from before c1910 in the area of Cape Town - Calvinia - Colesberg - Uitenhage. Johannesburg & Cape Town: Jonathan Ball Publishers. pp 448-450
Fransen, Hans. 2006. Old towns and villages of the Cape. A survey of the origin and development of towns, villages and hamlets at the Cape of Good Hope. With particular reference to their physical planning and historical landscape. Johannesburg & Cape Town: Jonathan Ball. pp 130-132
Howard, Leslie & Phillips, Keith. 2004. Overberg tapestry. Helderberg: Keith Phillips Images. pp 49-51
Oberholster, JJ. 1972. The historical monuments of South Africa. Cape Town: Rembrandt Van Rijn Foundation for Culture at the request of the National Monuments Council. pp 60
Picton-Seymour, Désirée. 1989. Historical Buildings in South Africa. Cape Town: Struikhof Publishers. pp 79
Richardson, Deidré. 2001. Historic Sites of South Africa. Cape Town: Struik Publishers. pp 107-108

List of structures:

Memorial to the Emancipation of Slaves: 1938.
Moravian Mission Church: 1834-1835.
Moravian Mission School: n.d..
Post Office: 1894/95.
Water Mill: 1828.