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Arthington Memorial Church
Vryburg district, North West

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Date:1925
Client:London Missionary Society
Type:Mission Station
Style:Neo-Romanesque
Status:Extant

Built after direct representation of the Botswana people to Queen Victoria by the London Missionary Society's, this school complex was created at the Tiger Kloof where Botswana luminaries such as Sir Seretse Kahma and his successor Sir Quett Masire were schooled. Due for demolition under the Bantu Education Act in 1962, it survived and was recommissioned in 1995. To the school was later added this imposing rough-hewn stone ashlar hall church under a straight saddle roof on exposed timber trusses bas named after its benefactor in Leeds, England, Robert Arthington.


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 114

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