Contact Artefacts
please if you have any comments or more information regarding this record.

Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk
Franschhoek, Western Cape

Martin TURK: Architect

Date:1847 : 1881 : 1968
Type:Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk - Church


Click to view map

33°54'34.23" S 19°07'08.30" E Alt: 273m

The original church was completed in 1847. In 1881 transepts were added giving it the present shape of the Latin cross. The original roof was a pole structure and thatch but at some stage the thatch was replaced with iron. The present roof structure dates from 1968 when the thatch was reinstated and the church was restored and the interior was totally altered.

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 283
Hartdegen, Paddy. 1988. Our building heritage : an illustrated history. South Africa: Ryll's Pub. Co. on behalf of the National Development Fund for the Building Industry. pg 57
Hoevers, Jan. 2005. Van Kerke en Dorpe. Historiese vertellinge oor die oudste kerke en dorpe in Suid-Afrika. Centurion: Publiself Uitgewers. pg 36
Hoevers, Jan. 2012. Geskiedkundige kerke : 'n Gids tot 50 tradisionele kerke. Pretoria: Kontak-uitgewers. pg 47-48
Maeder, GA & Zinn, C. 1917. Ons kerk album van Hollandsche kerken en leeraren. Capetown: Cape Times. pg 34
Menache, Philippe & David, Darryl Earl. 2010. 101 Country Churches of South Africa. South Africa: Booktown Richmond Press. pg 88