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Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk
Colesberg, Northern Cape

WELCHMAN and READ: Architect
Wouter De Wet (Wollie) BRONKHORST: Architect

Date:1861-1866 : 1959
Type:Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk - Church
Status:Extant


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30°43'23.04" S 25°05'43.88" E Alt: 1383m
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The competition to design the church was won by George William SMITH but it was not built to his design. (De Waal 1978: 142-43). It was designed by WELCHMAN & READ. A high domed clock tower and a columned portico was added in 1959 by W BRONKHORST.


Writings about this entry

De Waal, Lydia M. 1978. Europees Historiese vormaalelemente in die Nederduits Gereformeerde Kerkargitektuur van die Groot Karoo. Bloemfontein: UOVS, MA Fakulteit van lettere en Wysbegeerte, Dept Kuns en Beeld. Kunste. pg 142-143
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 558
Greig, Doreen. 1971. A Guide to Architecture in South Africa. Cape Town: Howard Timmins. pg 103
Hoevers, Jan. 2005. Van Kerke en Dorpe. Historiese vertellinge oor die oudste kerke en dorpe in Suid-Afrika. Centurion: Publiself Uitgewers. pg 24
Hoevers, Jan. 2012. Geskiedkundige kerke : 'n Gids tot 50 tradisionele kerke. Pretoria: Kontak-uitgewers. pg 25-26
Menache, Philippe & David, Darryl Earl. 2010. 101 Country Churches of South Africa. South Africa: Booktown Richmond Press. pg 63
Richardson, Deidré. 2001. Historic Sites of South Africa. Cape Town: Struik Publishers. pg 49