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Also called Gothic Revival.

The movement to revive the Gothic style belongs chiefly to the late c18 and the c19 but remained the predominant style for church building well into the c20 for especially the English churches. A curious phenomenon occurred in the interior (notably during the early years of the Boer Republics) where simple pioneer buildings were built on cross form and gothisised using small turrets and pointed arches to purvey their use as places of worship. See the Nederduitse Gereformeerde Church, Lydenburg, Mpumalanga.

Good examples of Gothic Revival are the Metropolitan Methodist Church, Greenmarket Square, Cape Town (see photos), and the Cathedral church of St Michael and St George in Grahamstown.

Buildings on this website in Neo-Gothic style

Aldersgate Society Methodist Church: 1934. Mokopane (Potgietersrust), Limpopo
All Saints' Anglican Church: 1891. Ficksburg, Free State
Bethanie Berlin Mission Church: 1830s. Wurasoord, Free State
Cathedral Church of St Mary the Virgin: 1825 : 1895 : 1932. Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape
Christ Church: 1871-1876. Makhanda (Grahamstown), Eastern Cape
Congregational Mission Church: 1822-1825. Pacaltsdorp, Western Cape
Emmanuel Cathedral: 1902-1903. Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
Felsenkirche - Church on the Rocks: 1911-1912. L├╝deritz, Namibia
Gereformeerde Kerk: 1871. Venterstad, Eastern Cape
Holy Cross Anglican Church: 1902. Steynsburg, Eastern Cape
Lutheran Church: 1939. Augsburg, Mpumalanga
Maritzburg College, Clark House: 1885. Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal
Methodist Church: 1910. Krugersdorp, Gauteng
Methodist Church: 1892-1893. Knysna, Western Cape
Methodist Church - South African Missionary Museum: 1855. Qonce (King William's Town), Eastern Cape
Nederduitsch Hervormde Kerk: 1892. Chrissiesmeer, Mpumalanga
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk: 1897. Woodstock, Western Cape
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk: 1910. Steynsburg, Eastern Cape
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk: 1831-1832 : 1842 : 1897-1898. Wynberg, Western Cape
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk: 1916. Merweville, Western Cape
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk: 1904. Johannesburg, Gauteng
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk: 1861 : 1865 : 1879. Oudtshoorn, Western Cape
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk: 1902. De Rust, Western Cape
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk: 1912. Upington, Northern Cape
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk: 1903. Rustenburg, North West
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk: 1878. Willowmore, Eastern Cape
NG Kerk, pulpit: 1910. De Rust, Western Cape
Old Congregational Church - Independent Church: 1853 : 1909. Cradock, Eastern Cape
Old Post Office: n.d.. Potchefstroom, North West
Presbyterian Church: 1933-1934. George, Western Cape
Reichenau Trappist Mission Church: 1898. Underberg, KwaZulu-Natal
Renishaw Anglican Chapel: early 1900s?. Scottburgh, KwaZulu-Natal
Sacred Heart Catholic Cathedral: 1886 : 1926 : 1958 : 1994. Aliwal North, Eastern Cape
St Aiden's College Chapel: 1876. Makhanda (Grahamstown), Eastern Cape
St Andrew's Presbyterian Church: 1905. Germiston, Gauteng
St Andrew's Presbyterian Church: 1890s?. Qonce (King William's Town), Eastern Cape
St Augustine's Church: 1904. Doornfontein, Johannesburg, Gauteng
St Augustine's Roman Catholic Cathedral: 1866. Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape
St George's Anglican Church: 1897. Clocolan, Free State
St George's Presbyterian Church: 1908. Wellington, Western Cape
St Henry's Catholic Church: 1890s?. Colenso, KwaZulu-Natal
St Joseph's Catholic Church: 1904. Wakkerstroom, Mpumalanga
St Jude's Anglican Church: 1860-1863 : 1880 : 1887 : 1897. Oudtshoorn, Western Cape
St Mary's Collegiate Church - Collegiate Church of St Mary the Virgin: 1895-1897. Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape
St Michael's Anglican (now United) Church: 1882. Boston, KwaZulu-Natal
St Paul's Lutheran Church: 1893. Stutterheim, Eastern Cape
St Saviour's Chapel, Prynnsberg Estate: 1898. Clocolan, Free State
Wesleyan Methodist Church: 1912. Steynsburg, Eastern Cape
Wesleyan Methodist Church: 1880. Komani (Queenstown), Eastern Cape
Wesleyan Methodist Church: 1896. Ficksburg, Free State