Heritage Weekend: Beauvais - Tracey’s Folly
Sat Sep 9, 09:00 - Sat Sep 9, 11:30
Holy Family College
Perched on the lip of Linksfield Ridge, Beauvais is one of Joburg’s most glorious Randlord mansions. Boasting distinctive Cape Dutch gables and tremendous views to the North, this was once the grand residence of Percival and Marcella Tracey and their 7 children.
Back when it was built in 1907, far from the city centre on terrible sand roads, the locals dubbed the remote mansion ‘Tracey’s Folly’. Indeed, the family lived in the house for only 10 years before it became the Parktown Boys Preparatory school, complete with secret passages that connected the dorms to the pantries!
Although now used as a corporate headquarters, the current owner has lovingly restored Beauvais so come explore this beautiful property and enjoy the view (bring your camera!).
Led by Nici Noble and Joy Campkin-Smith. The bus will transport you to Beauvais and collect you after the house tour.