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Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk
De Rust, Western Cape

George WALLIS: Architect

Date:1902
Type:Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk - Church
Style:Neo-Gothic
Status:Extant


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The members of the Dutch Reformed Church congregation of De Rust and surrounding farms seceded from the D.R.C. Church of Oudtshoorn in April 1899. The plans for the erection of a Church in the 'late' Neo Gothic style of Mr. George WALLIS (snr.) were accepted by the Church Council. The Church was built by Mr. Combrinck of Prince Albert and the inauguration took place on 28th November 1902. In 1910 it became clear that the pulpit of the church was unsuitable. The Church Council asked Mr. VIXSEBOXSE to design a pulpit in the Neo-Gothic style to match the architecture of the Church. Selected yellow and stink-wood were used for the building of the pulpit.

(Ferreira 1983:35-36)


Writings about this entry

Ferreira, Naas. 1983. J.E. Vixseboxse 1836 - 1943. Restorica: Journal of the Simon van der Stel Foundation , No 13, April. pp 35-36
Hoevers, Jan. 2005. Van Kerke en Dorpe. Historiese vertellinge oor die oudste kerke en dorpe in Suid-Afrika. Centurion: Publiself Uitgewers. pg 26
Maeder, GA & Zinn, C. 1917. Ons kerk album van Hollandsche kerken en leeraren. Capetown: Cape Times. pg 92
Menache, Philippe & David, Darryl Earl. 2012. A Platteland Pilgrimage : 102 country churches of South Africa . South Africa: Booktown Richmond Press. pg 93
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 Johannesburg: Unpublished Ph.D thesis.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 136