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Martello Tower
Simonstown, Western Cape

ROYAL ENGINEERS: Architect

Date:1795-1796
Type:Fortifications
Status:Extant

 


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Coordinates:
34°11'34.93" S 18°26'34.81" E

One of three Martello towers built in South Africa, the others being in Cape Town and Fort Beaufort.

Declared a National Monument in 1972, now a Provincial Heritage Site.

See also Simon’s Town Historical Society.


Writings about this entry

Alberts, Paul. 1992. South African military buildings photographed : an historical heritage. Cape Town: The Gallery Press. pg 24
Fransen, Hans. 1978. Guide to the Museums of Southern Africa. Cape Town: Galvin & Sales (Pty) Ltd, for the Southern African Museums Association. pg 87-88