Southwell, Eastern Cape

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St James Anglican Church, Southwell
St James Anglican Church, Southwell
Southwell is located in Eastern Cape
 Southwell shown within Eastern Cape
Southwell is located in South Africa
Southwell (South Africa)
Southwell is located in Africa
Southwell (Africa)
Coordinates: 33°32′09″S 26°41′19″E / 33.53583°S 26.68861°E / -33.53583; 26.68861Coordinates: 33°32′09″S 26°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 SAST (UTC+2)

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.

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]


  1. ^ a b c "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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