1901 South Africa during the Anglo-Boer War. They were built by the British to protect the railway bridges from Boer attacks. The stone is local while the remaining materials were imported from Britain. These Blockhouses could house 20 men with water, ammunition and supplies stored on the lower floor. The "living" area was the middle floor and was accessible by a retractable ladder and the top floor was the "look-out" deck. Only 1000 of these Blockhouses were built.

1901 South Africa during the Anglo-Boer War. They were built by the British to protect the railway bridges from Boer attacks. The stone is local while the remaining materials were imported from Britain. These Blockhouses could house 20 men with water, ammunition and supplies stored on the lower floor. The "living" area was the middle floor and was accessible by a retractable ladder and the top floor was the "look-out" deck. Only 1000 of these Blockhouses were built.

The Boer War in Colour -   Find us on facebook group: The Anglo-Boer War (The South African War) - 1899 - 1902

The Boer War in Colour - Find us on facebook group: The Anglo-Boer War (The South African War) - 1899 - 1902

Number 5 gun of 14th Battery in action under Boer fire at the Battle of Colenso on 15th December 1899 during the Boer War

Number 5 gun of 14th Battery in action under Boer fire at the Battle of Colenso on 15th December 1899 during the Boer War

Boer's armed with German made 1896 Mauser rifles posing behind a small mortar.

Boer's armed with German made 1896 Mauser rifles posing behind a small mortar.

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