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Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk
Graaff-Reinet, Eastern Cape

James BISSET: Architect

Date:1886-1887
Type:Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk - Church
Status:Extant


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32°14'58.33" S 24°32'05.92" E Alt: 758m
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Kesting 1978:791, says FREEMAN worked in association with AH REID; Wendland in SALQB Dec 1967:58, notes the designs were submitted in competition. Hoevers 2005:40 and Richardson 2001:18 attribute the design to James BISSET. The congregation in their history of the church NG Grootkerk Graaff-Reinet Geskiedenis have the architect as BISSET.


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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 562, 563
Greig, Doreen. 1971. A Guide to Architecture in South Africa. Cape Town: Howard Timmins. pg 121
Hartdegen, Paddy. 1988. Our building heritage : an illustrated history. South Africa: Ryll's Pub. Co. on behalf of the National Development Fund for the Building Industry. pg 64
Hoevers, Jan. 2005. Van Kerke en Dorpe. Historiese vertellinge oor die oudste kerke en dorpe in Suid-Afrika. Centurion: Publiself Uitgewers. pg 40
Hoevers, Jan. 2012. Geskiedkundige kerke : 'n Gids tot 50 tradisionele kerke. Pretoria: Kontak-uitgewers. pg 89-90
Kesting, DP. 1978. Afrikaans Protestantse kerkbou : erfenis en uitdaging. Port Elizabeth: Unpublished PhD. pg 791
Menache, Philippe & David, Darryl Earl. 2010. 101 Country Churches of South Africa. South Africa: Booktown Richmond Press. pg 9
Oxley, John. 1992. Places of Worship in South Africa. Halfway House: Southern Book Publishers. pg 43-45
Radford, D. 1979. The architecture of the Western Cape, 1838 1901. A study of the impact of Victorian aesthetics and technology on South African architecture. Johannesburg: Unpublished Ph.D thesis. Dept of Arch. University of the Witwatersrand. pg 115
Richardson, Deidré. 2001. Historic Sites of South Africa. Cape Town: Struik Publishers. pg 18