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Barry Church
Port Beaufort, Western Cape

Thomas BARRY: Architect

Type:Anglican Church


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34°23'37.8" S 20°49'42.6" E

March 2013

Sometime in the past year the Barry Church has had the plaster removed from the bottom part of the north facade and the surface sealed. The plaster appears to have been mechanically lifted so that gauged marks have been left in the sandstone. From the structure of the stonework it can be assumed that it was always meant to be plastered since exposed stone would be much neater and the stones above the door would probably have been voussoirs with a keystone.

Books that reference Barry Church

Oberholster, JJ. 1972. The historical monuments of South Africa. Cape Town: Rembrandt Van Rijn Foundation for Culture at the request of the National Monuments Council. pg 116-117