Claremont Church 6¼ miles from Cape Town ..., 1865
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205 x 157 mm. Showing the small stone parish church at Claremont, now a suburb of Cape Town. The remainder of the caption reads '... Mrs. Gray, wife of the Bishop personally, on her knees, laid the mosaic tiles on the floor of the chancel. The Bishop himself always read the Evensong and Preached here on Easter Sunday. It is 5 minutes walk from Herschel. Bishop Gray is buried in the Churchyard. The bell is in a tree and there I have seen Bishop Gray ring it himself [C.W.B.]'. Robert Gray (1809-1872) was the first Bishop of Cape Town (previously under the jurisdiction of Calcutta) and founder of the Diocesan College at Rondebosch.
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Fair condition, some overall fading.
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