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Fort Hare
Alice, Eastern Cape

ROYAL ENGINEERS: Architect

Date:c1847
Type:Fort
Status:Extant

 


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Coordinates:
32°47'12.37" S 26°50'54.95" E

In the grounds of the University of Fort Hare.

Extant - in ruined condition

Wording on plaque

HISTORICAL MONUMENTS
COMMISSION
HISTORIESE MONUMENTE
KOMMISSIE
FORT HARE 1847-1883
THESE BUILDINGS FORMED PART
OF THE MILITARY ESTABLISHMENT
OF FORT HARE.
HIERDIE GEBOUE HET DEEL UITGEMAAK
VAN DIE VERDEDIGINGSWERKE
TE FORT HARE.
I-QUMRU IESIKHUMBUZO YESIXEKO
EZI ZINDIU ZAZI YINXALENYE YESIXEKO SAMAJONI
AWAYEMI E FORT HARE.

The ruined fort, together with six other heritage sites in or near Alice, was declared a National Heritage Site in 2018. It is part of SAHRA’s countrywide National Liberation Heritage Route,


Writings about this entry

Coetzee, Colin. 1995. Forts of the Eastern Cape : Securing a frontier 1799 - 1878. Grahamstown: Colin G Coetzee. pg 451-492