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Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk - Murray Church
De Doorns, Western Cape

Folkert Wilko HESSE: Architect

Type:Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk - Church
Style:Gothic Revival : Tectonic ZA Wilhelmiens
Status:Adaptive re-use


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33°28'02.72" S 19°40'13.53" E Alt: 467m

Just outside the present village to the north-east lies what must have been the nucleus-to-be of the new town. There, now in the middle of nowhere, stands a rather magnificent Gothic Revival edifice. When the town eventually grew nearer the railway station, the 'old De Doorns' became redundant. The church was sold.

(Fransen 2004:390-1)

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 390 ill, 391
Kesting, DP. 1978. Afrikaans Protestantse kerkbou : erfenis en uitdaging. Port Elizabeth: Unpublished PhD. pg 800
Maeder, GA & Zinn, C. 1917. Ons kerk album van Hollandsche kerken en leeraren. Capetown: Cape Times. pg 53