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Old Powder Magazine (Star Fort complex)
Bathurst, Eastern Cape

ROYAL ENGINEERS: Architect

Date:1821
Type:Powder Magazine
Status:Extant

 


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Coordinates:
33°29'57.16" S 26°49'16.96" E

This historic powder magazine carried 271kg gunpowder, 7 000 ball cartridges and 60 rifles. Proclaimed: 20-08-1976. (Richardson, D. 2001: 9)

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 292, 294 ill
Richardson, Deidré. 2001. Historic Sites of South Africa. Cape Town: Struik Publishers. pg 9