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.

A surviving blockhouse in South Africa. Blockhouses were constructed by the British to secure supply routes from Boer raids during the war . Second Boer War - Britain vs Dutch South African Colonists

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.

A surviving blockhouse in South Africa. Blockhouses were constructed by the British to secure supply routes from Boer raids during the war . Second Boer War - Britain vs Dutch South African Colonists

Anglo-Boer War Block House by Awie Badenhorst, via Dreamstime This Day in History: Oct 11, 1899: Boer War begins in South Africa dingeengoete.blogspot.com

Anglo-Boer War Block House by Awie Badenhorst, Oct Boer War begins in South Africa

Anglo-Boer War Block House by Awie Badenhorst, Oct 11, 1899: Boer War begins in South Africa

Anglo-Boer War Block House by Awie Badenhorst, Oct Boer War begins in South Africa

Boer War blockhouse Family History Local History

Angol-Boer War Rice "Pepperpot" blockhouse and its standard seven-man crew. This style of blockhouse was the most common due to its quick construction and cheap cost versus the stone blockhouse.

Stone blockhouse at Waterval North occupied by the 1st Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. © IWM (Q 72475) pic.twitter.com/L0H2U1PR3u

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Stone blockhouse at Waterval North occupied by the Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. © IWM (Q With a man beside it, providing scale, I see they weren't as large as I'd imagined. The Vaalwater Blockhouse will be VERY atypical.

Stone blockhouse at Waterval North occupied by the 1st Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. © IWM (Q 72475) pic.twitter.com/L0H2U1PR3u

Nick Britten on

Stone blockhouse at Waterval North occupied by the Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. © IWM (Q With a man beside it, providing scale, I see they weren't as large as I'd imagined. The Vaalwater Blockhouse will be VERY atypical.

Stone blockhouse at Waterval North occupied by the 1st Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. © IWM (Q 72475) pic.twitter.com/L0H2U1PR3u

Nick Britten on

Stone blockhouse at Waterval North occupied by the Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. © IWM (Q With a man beside it, providing scale, I see they weren't as large as I'd imagined. The Vaalwater Blockhouse will be VERY atypical.

Stone blockhouse at Waterval North occupied by the 1st Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. © IWM (Q 72475) pic.twitter.com/L0H2U1PR3u

Nick Britten on

Stone blockhouse at Waterval North occupied by the Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. © IWM (Q With a man beside it, providing scale, I see they weren't as large as I'd imagined. The Vaalwater Blockhouse will be VERY atypical.


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