Where Is Bishopscourt In Cape Town South Africa

What is a Bishopscourt?

The *bishop’s court evolved out of the pre-Constantinian authority exercised by the bishop, based on consent, as an informal adjudicator of disputes within his congregation.

Where Is Bishopscourt In Cape Town South Africa?

Bishopscourt is a small, wealthy, residential suburb in the Southern Suburbs of Cape Town in the Western Cape, South Africa.

It is part of the Cape Town Metropolitan Municipality, created in 2000, which includes the greater Cape Town area. It has approximately 350 houses most of which are on more than 4,000 square metres (1 acre) of land.

What is the history of Bishops Court Cape Town?

Bishopscourt is an area steeped in history that dates back to the 17th century. Before being purchased by the Anglican Church, the land was owned by Jan van Riebeeck.

The church then designated the land as the official residence for the Anglican Bishops and Archbishops of Cape Town, renaming it ‘Bishop’s Court’.