Southwell, Eastern Cape

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St James Anglican Church, Southwell
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Southwell
Coordinates: 33°32′09″S26°41′19″E / 33.53583°S 26.68861°E / -33.53583; 26.68861 Coordinates: 33°32′09″S26°41′19″E / 33.53583°S 26.68861°E / -33.53583; 26.68861
Country South Africa
Province Eastern Cape
District Sarah Baartman
Municipality Ndlambe
Time zone UTC+2 (SAST)

Southwell is a settlement within the former farming district of the same name, about 23 kilometres (14 mi) from Port Alfred and about 35 kilometres (22 mi) from Grahamstown.

Port Alfred Place in Eastern Cape, South Africa

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Grahamstown Place in Eastern Cape, South Africa

Makhanda is a town of about 70,000 people in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. It is situated about 110 kilometres (70 mi) northeast of Port Elizabeth and 130 kilometres (80 mi) southwest of East London. Makhanda is the largest town in the Makana Local Municipality, and the seat of the municipal council. It also hosts Rhodes University, the Eastern Cape Division of the High Court, The South African Library for the Blind (SALB) and a diocese of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa and 6 South African Infantry Battalion. The name change to Makhanda was officially gazetted on 29 June 2018.

Established in 1849 as a mission station, it was located at Lombard's Post, [1] a fortified farmhouse originally granted to Pieter Lombard in 1790 as a leningsplaas (loan farm). [2] Canon Henry Waters was the first resident minister. [1]

In the mid-19th century it hosted a Xhosa school, which was closed down during Mlanjeni's War. [3]

The local St James Anglican Church was built in 1870. [4] [5] The foundation stone was laid by Nathaniel Merriman, Archdeacon of Grahamstown. [1]

Nathaniel James Merriman was the third Bishop of Grahamstown from 1871 until his death.

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References

  1. 1 2 3 "Mission Stations - N-S". South African History Online. Retrieved 6 September 2014.
  2. "Lombard's Post, Bathurst". Artefacts. Retrieved 6 September 2014.
  3. Peires, Jeffrey B. (1989). The Dead Will Arise: Nongqawuse and the Great Xhosa Cattle-killing Movement of 1856-7. Indiana University Press. p. 35. ISBN   0-253-20524-7.
  4. "Eastern Cape, ALBANY district, Southwell, St James Anglican Church, cemetery". eGGSA library. Retrieved 6 September 2014.
  5. St James Church

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