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Fort Murray - Second
King William's Town district, Eastern Cape

ROYAL ENGINEERS: Architect

Date:c1847
Type:Fort
Status:Ruin


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32°56'32.43" S 27°28'17.45" E Alt: 342m
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Fort Murray was a permanent fortification of stone buildings with thatched roofs.

Accommodation:
Officers5
NCOs and Privates40
Cape Mounted Rifles 10
Horses
Officers4
Troop10

Restoration of the fort started in 1976 being completed in May 1977. By August 1995 the fort was vandalised and totally destroyed. (Coetzee 1995)

All truncated references not fully cited below are those of Joanna Walker's original text and cited in full in the 'Bibliography' entry of the Lexicon.


Writings about this entry

Coetzee, Colin. 1995. Forts of the Eastern Cape : Securing a frontier 1799 - 1878. Grahamstown: Colin G Coetzee. pg 442, 446-447 ill, 532
Potgieter, DJ (Editor-in-chief). 1971. Standard Encyclopaedia of South Africa [SESA] Volume 4 Dev-For. Cape Town: Nasou. pg 652
Webb, DA. 1985. Fortifications in the Province of Queen Adelaide and British Kaffraria 1835-1866. : Unpublished Thesis - University of South Africa. pg 33