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Claremont Church 6¼ miles from Cape Town ..., 1865

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3059A/21

Scope and Contents

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.


  • 1865

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Fair condition, some overall fading.

Related Materials

For another view of the Church, see Y3059A/22. For a view of Bishop Gray's house, see Y3059A/64.



Date information

DateText: The date is approximate..

Finding aid date

2003-04-01 14:06:03+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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