Gresswold

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Gresswold
Gresswold is located in Gauteng
Gresswold
Gresswold
Gresswold is located in South Africa
Gresswold
Gresswold
Coordinates: 26°07′51″S 28°05′15″E / 26.13083°S 28.08750°E / -26.13083; 28.08750Coordinates: 26°07′51″S 28°05′15″E / 26.13083°S 28.08750°E / -26.13083; 28.08750
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceGauteng
MunicipalityCity of Johannesburg
Main PlaceJohannesburg
Established1953
Area
 • Total0.38 km2 (0.15 sq mi)
Population
(2011)[1]
 • Total1,442
 • Density3,800/km2 (9,800/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African58.4%
 • Coloured5.3%
 • Indian/Asian9.0%
 • White25.5%
 • Other1.7%
First languages (2011)
 • English46.7%
 • Zulu11.3%
 • Tswana6.9%
 • Northern Sotho5.2%
 • Other29.8%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
2090

Gresswold is a suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa. A small suburb in northern Johannesburg, it is surrounded by Bramley, Savoy Estate, Kew and Bramley Gardens. It is located in Region E of the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality.

History[edit]

The suburb is situated on part of an old Witwatersrand farm called Syferfontein.[2] It would be proclaimed as suburb on 28 October 1953 and was named after the land owner, H. Dare who owned a hotel called Greswolde in Warwickshire.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Sub Place Gresswold". Census 2011.
  2. ^ a b Raper, Peter E.; Moller, Lucie A.; du Plessis, Theodorus L. (2014). Dictionary of Southern African Place Names. Jonathan Ball Publishers. p. 1412. ISBN 9781868425501.