Barlow Era : 1941 - 1987

After the deaths of Sir Lionel and Lady Phillips, Vergelegen and its contents were sold by auction to the Barlow Family in June 1941. Cynthia Barlow was as devoted to Vergelegen as Lady Phillips had been.  She was able to purchase many of the beautiful pieces of furniture and works of art collected by Lady Phillips.

To this collection she added her own considerable treasures and in so doing the tradition of Vergelegen was maintained.The Barlows resumed farming operations on Vergelegen and started a Jersey cattle herd, which became one of the largest and best in South Africa. They also planted extensive peach orchards and replanted vines on a small scale.  Their son, Tom, took over the running of the farm in 1966 until Anglo American purchased the Estate in October 1987.

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