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Rhenish Church
Wuppertal, Western Cape

Type:Rhenish Church


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32°16'37.81" S 19°12'51.29" E Alt: 494m

The Rhenish Church was inaugurated in 1835, a rectangular stone and clay building under a thatched roof. It was later enlarged and given the shape of a Latin cross by the addition of transepts at its pulpit end, and a consistory behind it, all matching the original work. It is unknown when the alterations took place but it is unlikely to be after 1850. (Fransen 2004:363)

On 30 December 2018 a devastating fire swept through Wuppertal and destroyed many of the historic buildings including the church. The people of the town have slowly been restoring the buildings.

Writings about this entry

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 363-364
Picton-Seymour, Désirée. 1989. Historical Buildings in South Africa. Cape Town: Struikhof Publishers. pg 79