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Fort Armstrong
Balfour district, Eastern Cape

ROYAL ENGINEERS: Architect

Date:1835
Type:Fort
Status:Extant

 


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Coordinates:
32°33'42.76" S 26°41'31.09" E Alt: 620m

Built on the farm Hermanuskraal.

These are the ruins of a stone fort, which was built in 1835 and named after Captain AB Armstrong, who had commanded a camp on the site before the construction of the fort. It was captured by the rebel Hottentots in 1851, and recaptured by British troops under Lieutenant-Colonel Henry Somerset.

(Richardson, 2001:8)


Writings about this entry

Potgieter, DJ (Editor-in-chief). 1971. Standard Encyclopaedia of South Africa [SESA] Volume 4 Dev-For. Cape Town: Nasou. pg 644
Richardson, Deidré. 2001. Historic Sites of South Africa. Cape Town: Struik Publishers. pg 8