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Groote Kerk
Cape Town, Western Cape

Herman SCHUTTE: Architect

Date:1835-1836
Type:Church
Status:Extant
Street:Church Square


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33°55'29.17" S 18°25'15.24" E Alt: 28m
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Rebuilt to designs by Schutte and inaugurated 31 January 1841.

The booklet from which photographs 2-4 come from has no date, no publisher - but almost certainly published by the church and probably sold to tourists. Circa 1972 - it refers to modifications being made to the organ at this date. Titled Die Groote Kerk it comprises 16 pages, 8 of which are in English; 8 in Afrikaans, starting from opposite sides and meeting in the centre, identical cover.

(Submitted by William MARTINSON)

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.


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De Puyfontaine, Huguette Roy. 1972. Louis Michel Thibault 1750-1815 : his official life at the Cape of Good Hope. Cape Town: Tafelberg. pg 30
Duncan, Paul & Proust, Alain. 2013. Hidden Cape Town. Cape Town: Random House Struik. pg 14-23
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