Fellside, Gauteng

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Fellside
Fellside is located in Gauteng
Fellside
Fellside
Fellside is located in South Africa
Fellside
Fellside
Coordinates: 26°10′01″S 28°04′37″E / 26.167°S 28.077°E / -26.167; 28.077Coordinates: 26°10′01″S 28°04′37″E / 26.167°S 28.077°E / -26.167; 28.077
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceGauteng
MunicipalityCity of Johannesburg
Main PlaceJohannesburg
Established1904
Area
 • Total0.11 km2 (0.04 sq mi)
Population
(2011)[1]
 • Total309
 • Density2,800/km2 (7,300/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African27.8%
 • Coloured0.6%
 • Indian/Asian5.2%
 • White61.8%
 • Other4.5%
First languages (2011)
 • English58.3%
 • Afrikaans23.5%
 • Zulu7.2%
 • Sotho4.2%
 • Other6.8%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
2192

Fellside is a suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa. It is a small suburb located north-east of the city centre with Orange Grove to its north, south and east, with Houghton Estate to its west. It is located in Region E of the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality.

History[edit]

Fellside lies on land that once made up the farm called Klipfontein, one of many large farms that make what is Johannesburg and its suburbs. The suburb was proclaimed in 1904.[2]:163 No houses were built before 1910 and the suburb's name possibly originates from the African City Properties Trust's founder, Sir Arthur Fell.[3]

The houses tend mostly to be single storey houses originating from the 1920s.[4]:281 Unity Street is lined with mature plane trees.[4]:417

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Sub Place Fellside". Census 2011.
  2. ^ Leyds, Gerald Anton (1964). A History of Johannesburg: The Early Years. Nasional Boekhandel. p. 318.
  3. ^ Raper, Peter E.; Moller, Lucie A.; du Plessis, Theodorus L. (2014). Dictionary of Southern African Place Names. Jonathan Ball Publishers. p. 1412. ISBN 9781868425501.
  4. ^ a b "Volume 3 Identified significant sites in surrounding area within Orange Grove Precinct Fellside" (PDF). The Heritage Portal. 15 January 2017.