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Holy Trinity Anglican Church
Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape

Frederick Molesworth PFEIL: Architect
James BISSET: Architect
William WHITE-COOPER: Architect

Date:1862-1866 : 1872-1873 : 1897-1898
Type:Anglican Church
Status:Extant

 


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Coordinates:
33°57'46.23" S 25°36'59.14" E Alt: 64m

F Molesworth PFEIL won the competition to design the church. The foundation stone was laid on 10 July 1862 and opened on 1 April 1866 to hold 160 people, but this was increased in 1867 to accommodate 380. In 1872-1873 the spire was added to the design of James BISSET. On 1 April 1897 tragedy struck when the church burnt down and only the walls and tower remained intact. William WHITE-COOPER was commissioned to do the new design and a new foundation stone was laid on 14 September 1897 and the re-built and enlarged church was re-opened on 11 December 1898. The church is almost unchanged since then.

(Herholdt 1994:109,111)


Writings about this entry

Herholdt, AD. 1994. Eight beautiful Gothic revival churches of Port Elizabeth. Port Elizabeth: Ad Hoc Publishers. pg 109-131