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Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk
Middelburg, Eastern Cape

CORMACK and PRINGLE: Architect

Date:1858
Type:Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk - Church
Status:Demolished

This church was inaugurated on 9 October 1858. In 1967 cracks started appearing in the tower and on 23 March 1967 ds. Mentz remarked that fine dust fell onto the platform during the ringing of the bell. A commission was to be formed on 29 March at 17h00 to decide who would demolish the tower. The meeting turned out not to be necessary as at 15h35 on that day the tower collapsed.
(Loosely translated from Hoevers 2005:69)

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

Hoevers, Jan. 2005. Van Kerke en Dorpe. Historiese vertellinge oor die oudste kerke en dorpe in Suid-Afrika. Centurion: Publiself Uitgewers. pg 69
Koorts, Johannes Marthinus Jacob. 1974. Beginsels van gereformeerde kerkbou. Bloemfontein: Sacum. pg 55 ill.
Maeder, GA & Zinn, C. 1917. Ons kerk album van Hollandsche kerken en leeraren. Capetown: Cape Times. pg 85