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Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk
Uitenhage, Eastern Cape

Date:1818-1843
Type:Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk - Church
Status:Extant

 


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Coordinates:
33°45'57.17" S 25°23'57.61" E Alt: 72m

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Timeline:

12 February 1818

Building plans submitted for approval

1 March 1822

Building work begins

14 February 1823

Foundations rejected; Court case against contractor

August 1827

Contractor wins the court case

October 1827

Church council appeals

3 October 1831

Church council wins court case

October 1837

Building work starts

27 August 1838 Church building is complete and is inaugurated by ds. Murray

From planning to completion took 25 years and saw two building contractors bankrupt, only Advocate Brand who "handled" the case made any money

(Extracted and translated from Hoevers 2005:131)

In 1927 the building became the hall for the new church.


Writings about this entry

Fransen, Hans. 2004. The old buildings of the Cape. A survey of extant architecture from before c1910 in the area of Cape Town - Calvinia - Colesberg - Uitenhage. Johannesburg & Cape Town: Jonathan Ball Publishers. pg 527
Greig, Doreen. 1971. A Guide to Architecture in South Africa. Cape Town: Howard Timmins. pg 222
Hoevers, Jan. 2005. Van Kerke en Dorpe. Historiese vertellinge oor die oudste kerke en dorpe in Suid-Afrika. Centurion: Publiself Uitgewers. pg 131
Lewcock, Ronald. 1963. Early Nineteenth Century Architecture in South Africa : a study of the interaction of two cultures, 1795-1837. Cape Town: AA Balkema. pg 73-74
Maeder, GA & Zinn, C. 1917. Ons kerk album van Hollandsche kerken en leeraren. Capetown: Cape Times. pg 45,46
Oberholster, JJ. 1972. The historical monuments of South Africa. Cape Town: Rembrandt Van Rijn Foundation for Culture at the request of the National Monuments Council. pg 136-137
Richardson, Deidré. 2001. Historic Sites of South Africa. Cape Town: Struik Publishers. pg 44