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Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk - Klipkerk
Heidelberg, Gauteng

Harry George VEALE: Architect
AC BRISLIN: Architect

Date:1890-1891
Type:Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk - Church
Status:Extant

 


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Coordinates:
-26.4990306,28.3558722
26°29'56.51" S 28°21'21.14" E Alt: 1547m

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The Dutch Reformed congregation was founded in 1865. The church building is widely known as the Klipkerk after its beautiful sandstone construction. The corner stone was laid in 1890 and inaugurated on 13 March 1891. The Klipkerk has survived many mishaps, such as when the tower collapsed in 1909 and a fire in 1967 that caused serious damage to the inside. In 1954 the interior was refurbished. The exterior has recently been renovated [c1988]. (Heidelberg Tourist Guide)


Writings about this entry

Bosman, AEP. 1965. Aan God alleen die eer:'n geskiedenis van die Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Gemeente, Heidelberg, Transvaal, 1865 1965. Pretoria: Craft Pers. pg All
Greig, Doreen. 1971. A Guide to Architecture in South Africa. Cape Town: Howard Timmins. pg 128
Hoevers, Jan. 2005. Van Kerke en Dorpe. Historiese vertellinge oor die oudste kerke en dorpe in Suid-Afrika. Centurion: Publiself Uitgewers. pg 45
Hoevers, Jan. 2012. Geskiedkundige kerke : 'n Gids tot 50 tradisionele kerke. Pretoria: Kontak-uitgewers. pg 57-58
Kesting, DP. 1978. Afrikaans Protestantse kerkbou : erfenis en uitdaging. Port Elizabeth: Unpublished PhD. pg 775, 792
Le Roux, SW & Fisher, RC. 1988. Heidelberg Transvaal Bewaringsverslag. Pretoria: Departement Argitektuur. pg 16
Maeder, GA & Zinn, C. 1917. Ons kerk album van Hollandsche kerken en leeraren. Capetown: Cape Times. pg 215-217
Menache, Philippe & David, Darryl Earl. 2010. 101 Country Churches of South Africa. South Africa: Booktown Richmond Press. pg 38, 39