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Christ Church
Makhanda (Grahamstown), Eastern Cape

John Todd WELCHMAN: Architect

Date:1871-1876
Client:Anglican Church
Type:Anglican Church
Style:Neo-Gothic
Status:Extant

 


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Coordinates:
33°18'20.78" S 26°31'25.71" E Alt: 550m

Built from monies donated by the 1820 Settler, Rosa Wright, in gratitude to her new country after the death of her husband. It boasts many firsts - the first spire in Grahamstown, the first stained glass windows in South Africa and the first carillion of bells to be cast in South Africa.


Writings about this entry

Menache, Philippe & David, Darryl Earl. 2015. Church tourism in South Africa : a travel odyssey. South Africa: Self-published by Philippe Menache and Darryl Earl David. pg 20-21