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Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk
Fouriesburg, Free State

COWAN and MATHER: Architect
James Buchanan PENTLAND-SMITH: Architect

Date:1893 : 1908
Type:Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk - Church


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28°37'19.69" S 28°12'24.52" E Alt: 1788m

It would appear from the first foundation stone that the church was built in 1893, the Cowan on the stone could be William Craig COWAN who was designing churches at the time, there is no record of Mather. The tower was built in 1908 along with other alterations and additions designed by James Buchanan PENTLAND-SMITH, these were inaugurated on 4 September 1909.

Writings about this entry

Hoevers, Jan. 2005. Van Kerke en Dorpe. Historiese vertellinge oor die oudste kerke en dorpe in Suid-Afrika. Centurion: Publiself Uitgewers. pg 34
Maeder, GA & Zinn, C. 1917. Ons kerk album van Hollandsche kerken en leeraren. Capetown: Cape Times. pg 171
Menache, Philippe & David, Darryl Earl. 2010. 101 Country Churches of South Africa. South Africa: Booktown Richmond Press. pg 21
Menache, Philippe & David, Darryl Earl. 2015. Church tourism in South Africa : a travel odyssey. South Africa: Self-published by Philippe Menache and Darryl Earl David. pg 48
Menache, Philippe & Wolff, Helmut . 2021. die NG Kerk, ons erfenis : 'n fotoversameling van die argitektoniese skatte van 139 NG kerke in SA. Not identified: Not identified. pg 33
Richardson, Deirdré. 2001. Historic Sites of South Africa. Cape Town: Struik Publishers. pg 177