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St. Georges Prep School Historical Name: Knockfierna

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Eastern Cape > Port Elizabeth > Central

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As a divergence from the main route of the trail, for anyone interested in the palatial mansions erected by local merchant princes, and which once lined Park Drive, a short walk of a few hundred metres southward along Park Drive will bring one to ‘Knockfierna’ (now the St. George’s Preparatory School), a fine example of this type of dwelling.
This ornate three- gabled mansion was built by John Daverin and was completed in 1900. The interior has magnificent woodwork, tiling, fireplaces, etc., much of the material having been specially imported. Daverin died in 1922 and the house was sold to HJ. Harraway in 1925. In 1935 it was sold to R.W. Hutchinson who established the preparatory school there.
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Latitude : -33° 58' 1.06" S | Longitude : 25° 36' 43.15" E

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