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Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk
Wynberg, Western Cape

Johannes Egbertus VIXSEBOXSE: Architect 1897

Date:1831-1832 : 1842 : 1897-1898
Type:Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk - Church
Style:Neo-Gothic
Status:Extant

 


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Coordinates:
34°00'16.53" S 18°27'43.31" E Alt: 78m

The foundation stone for the first church was laid by Sir John Truter in 1831 and inaugurated in 1832. In 1842 the building was given two wings giving it a cruciform shape. In 1897-1898 the church was completely renovated and extended to cater for the growing congregation. In order to raise the necessary funds the girls school nearby, which the congregation owned, was sold. The new building cost £4 000. The governor of the Cape Colony at the time, Sir Alfred Milner was present at the inauguration. The columns supporting the central portion of the roof were donated by CJ RHODES, a personal friend of the then Reverent Hofmeyr, the local church minister.


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 124-125
Maeder, GA & Zinn, C. 1917. Ons kerk album van Hollandsche kerken en leeraren. Capetown: Cape Times. pg 21-22