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St George's Anglican Church
Newhaven, Knysna, Western Cape

Sophia Wharton Myddleton (Sophy) GRAY: Architect

Date:1849
Type:Anglican Church
Style:Kent Style
Status:Extant

 


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Coordinates:
34°02'07.49" S 23°03'01.98" E Alt: 15m

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Consecrated 30th October 1855.

Wording on Knysna Historical Society plaque:

St George's Anglican Church
John Rex laid the foundation stone of this church in 1849
built on land donated by his father, George Rex, founder of
Knysna. Construction commenced in 1850 based on a plan
adapted by Sophy Gray, wife of the first Anglican Bishop of
South Africa. The church was to be built then as the chancel
of a larger church and when funds permitted, the nave etc.
in the plan would be added. The church was consecrated
in 1855. In 1919 the decision was taken to build a new
church to the north.

See also:
St George's 1926
St George's Lychgate

All truncated references not fully cited below are those of Joanna Walker's original text and cited in full in the 'Bibliography' entry of the Lexicon.


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 519 ill
Greig, Doreen. 1971. A Guide to Architecture in South Africa. Cape Town: Howard Timmins. pg 163
Hatfield, Denis. 1967. Some South African monuments. Cape Town: Purnell. pg 100-102
Martin, Desmond. 2005. The Bishop's churches. Cape Town: Struik. pg 18-19
Menache, Philippe & David, Darryl Earl. 2010. 101 Country Churches of South Africa. South Africa: Booktown Richmond Press. pg 90
Oberholster, JJ. 1972. The historical monuments of South Africa. Cape Town: Rembrandt Van Rijn Foundation for Culture at the request of the National Monuments Council. pg 127 ill
Richardson, Deidré. 2001. Historic Sites of South Africa. Cape Town: Struik Publishers. pg 114
Storrar, Patricia. 2001. Plettenberg Bay and the Paradise Coast. Craighall: Trevor McGlashan, TJM Publishers. pg 166