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Queen's Blockhouse
Zonnebloem Estate, Cape Town, Western Cape

ROYAL ENGINEERS: Architect
Date:after 1795
Client:British Military
Type:Blockhouse
Style:Military structure
Status:Ruin

With the First British Occupation of the Cape of Good Hope (1795-1802) it was realized that the Castle of Good Hope could not be readily defended against attack. Hence General JH Craig, Officer Commanding of the occupying forces, had additional blockhouses erected up the flanks of Devil's Peak, this being one of them. It is now ruinous.


Writings about this entry

Alberts, Paul. 1992. South African military buildings photographed : an historical heritage. Cape Town: The Gallery Press. pg 26, 27 ill