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St Andrew's Church
Newlands, Cape Town, Western Cape

Sir Herbert BAKER: Architect

Date:1894
Type:Church
Style:Baker School
Status:Extant
Street:77 Kildare Road

 


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Coordinates:
33°58'26.19" S 18°27'22.15" E

St Andrew's Church in Newlands celebrated its centenary in 1994. The foundation stone was laid by Lady Loch, wife of the Governor of the Cape, on 6 March 1894 and the completed building was consecrated by the Bishop West Jones on St Andrew’s Day, 30 November. It was the first of more than fifty churches in South Africa to be designed by Sir Herbert Baker.

The structure is of Table Mountain stone quarried not far from the church. The walls are of dressed stone in courses, with eight buttresses on the north, six on the south and two each on the east and west walls. Originally it had a thatched roof, which in 1949 was replaced by wooden shingles and they in turn by a new roof of mazista slate in 1969. A church bell, donated in 1895, was mounted in a turret added to the roof in 1897.

Above information from the church's website accessed 2018 12 03.


Writings about this entry

Baker, Herbert. 1944. Architecture & personalities. London: Country Life. pg 43
Greig, Doreen. 1971. A Guide to Architecture in South Africa. Cape Town: Howard Timmins. pg 169-170
Greig, Doreen. 1970. Herbert Baker in South Africa. Cape Town: PURNELL. pg 81, 157
Martin, Desmond. 2005. The Bishop's churches. Cape Town: Struik. pg 52-53