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Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk
Mashishing (Lydenburg), Mpumalanga

Type:Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk - Church
Street:Church Square between Lange and Kantoor Streets


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25°05'29.88" S 30°27'04.99" E

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The foundation stone was laid on n April 1890 by the rev. H.J. Neethling and on 14 April 1894 the church came into use. The building cost a total of £72,779 36s 3d. The pulpit, a replica of that in the Mother Church in Stellenbosch, was constructed by Palframan and De Roo from ordinary Kiaat donated by Abel Erasmus. In 1926 the descendants of the Voortrekker G.C. Schoeman donated a unique organ to the congregation.

The plot, on which this church and the Voortrekker Church stand, was declared a national monument in 1978.

[Information supplied by the Lydenburg Museum]

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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Hoevers, Jan. 2005. Van Kerke en Dorpe. Historiese vertellinge oor die oudste kerke en dorpe in Suid-Afrika. Centurion: Publiself Uitgewers. pg 66
Krige, Ode. 2015. Carl Otto Hager : argitek tot eer van God, 1813-1898. Hermanus: Hemel & See Boeke. pg 182-184, 199, 201, 208
Maeder, GA & Zinn, C. 1917. Ons kerk album van Hollandsche kerken en leeraren. Capetown: Cape Times. pg 204
Menache, Philippe & David, Darryl Earl. 2010. 101 Country Churches of South Africa. South Africa: Booktown Richmond Press. pg 55
Oxley, John. 1992. Places of Worship in South Africa. Halfway House: Southern Book Publishers. pg 148-150