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Lower North Battery
Fish Hoek, Western Cape

Louis Michel THIBAULT: Architect
DUTCH EAST INDIA COMPANY - VOC : Architect
ROYAL ENGINEERS: Architect
Date:1793 : 1861 : 1885 : 1939 : etc
Client:Military
Type:Military structure
Status:Unknown

This site has the distinction of being the oldest armed fortification in South Africa. It has gone through many refurbishments as munitions and warfare has changed through the centuries it has been there as protection for False Bay, where it is located.


Writings about this entry

Alberts, Paul. 1992. South African military buildings photographed : an historical heritage. Cape Town: The Gallery Press. pg 114, 115 ill