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Methodist Church
Salem, Eastern Cape

Date:1850
Type:Methodist Church
Status:Extant

The cornerstone of the first church was laid on 1 January 1822 and inauguration took place on 31 December 1824. It was demolished in 1832. The neo-gothic replacement's cornerstone was laid on 18 July 1850. The church is closely associated with the 1820 Settlers, as well as the role of Methodism in South Africa.

Proclaimed: 1981 05 22. (Richardson, 2001:41)

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.


Writings about this entry

Greig, Doreen. 1971. A Guide to Architecture in South Africa. Cape Town: Howard Timmins. pg 217
Richardson, Deidré. 2001. Historic Sites of South Africa. Cape Town: Struik Publishers. pg 41