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Martello Tower, Simonstown

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Post date: 07/08/2012
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History: The Martello Tower was erected in 1796 on Sir James Craig's orders, to make the defence system of Simonstown more effective. It is claimed that this is the oldest British structure of its kind in the world and also the first building to be erected after the British occupation of the Cape. The Martello Tower circular with a wall six feet thick and about 25 feet in height.
Visual Description: The Martello Tower circular with a wall six feet thick and about 25 feet in height.
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Catalogue: Simonstown, No: E22, Significance Category:

 
 

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