BARRY, JosephBorn: fl. 1838
Radford (1979:178) notes Barry as the designer of the Riversdale Dutch Reformed Church (1838-45), 'his initials may be seen in the gable' (see also HOPLEY, WH). Gutsche (1970:76) states that Barry 'a good but opinionated churchman ... talked at length to Robert (Gray), particularly in regard to the needs of his people at Riversdale and Port Beaufort ... he wanted to build a church there and Robert gave him a plan. It was in Barry's cart that the Bishop and his chaplain went to Riversdale.' This appears to have taken place in the spring of 1849. (Gutsche 1970; Radford 1979).
All truncated references not fully cited in 'References' are those of Joanna Walker's original text and cited in full in the 'Bibliography' entry of the Lexicon.
Books citing BARRY
|Gutsche, Thelma. 1970. The Bishop's Lady. Cape Town: Howard Timmins. pp 76, 87, 129, 144, 146, 162, 163, 188, 204|
|Picton-Seymour, Désirée. 1989. Historical Buildings in South Africa. Cape Town: Struikhof Publishers. pp 68, 80, 81|
|Radford, D. 1979. The architecture of the Western Cape, 1838 1901. A study of the impact of Victorian aesthetics and technology on South African architecture. Johannesburg: Unpublished Ph.D thesis. Dept of Arch. University of the Witwatersrand. pp |