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Dutch Reformed Church, 85 Donkin Street, Beaufort West

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Post date: 07/08/2012
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History: Building replaced thatched church. Built in 1826-31 and enlarged in 1892-94. James Bisset architect of alterations.
Visual Description: Neo-Gothic church, cruciform, with square tower at entrance and octagonal spire with clock above. Lancet windows with cusped arches, sometimes in pairs. Buttresses. Plasterwork of spire, around doors & windows & buttress detail.
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Site Features: Large erf with hall & cypress tree at rear. Monuments & graves in front garden. Magnificent cast-iron railings & pierced posts.
Condition: Good
Construction Date: 1893
Materials: Dressed stone : corrugated iron
Catalogue: Beaufort West, No: 18.16A, Significance Category:

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Bibliography archive: Smit, A P (s.a.) Gedenkboek van die Ned Geref Gemeente B-W (1820-1945) Vivier, W G H & Vivier, S Hart van die Groot Karoo
Directions:
Group. Most important intersection in B West.
 
 

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