oa South African Journal of Cultural History - Die plaas Eenzaamheid as voorbeeld van vroeë vestigting en volksboukuns in die Langkloof

Volume 13, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1011-3053



The loan-farm Eenzaamheid was granted to Jacobus de Buys (1737-1826), uncle of the notorious Coenraad de Buys, in 1762. Jacobus de Buys was thus one of the pioneers of the Langkloof. He built a house which is one of the finest, unaltered examples of true South African vernacular architecture and the most typical of the larger, early Langkloof farmhouses.

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