Marius Bakkes: 'According to the Barberton museum’s heritage walk information sheet, this fort dates from 1900 and is a example of the earliest design (made of wood and iron guard) of the British block houses in South Africa. It was built during the war (along with four others) as a position to protect the concentration camp and hospital. It was manned by the Barberton town guard which consisted of local men. Over the past years the structure became quite derelict until the local Ratepayers Association raised their concern.'
James Ball: I was torn on whether to put this in the buildings in danger section or heritage projects. I have decided that heritage projects is more suitable as a lot has been done to remedy the situation as you will see from the notes below.