KRUITHUIS - STELLENBOSCH (WESTERN CAPE)
SOUTH AFRICAN CANNON ASSOCIATION
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ABOUT THE KRUITHUIS

Building of the Kruithuis began in November 1776 and was completed six months later on 5 May 1777. Prior to the building of Kruithuis, the burghers of Stellenbosch had to go to Cape Town once a year for military training. As early as 1703 the officers of the Stellenbosch cavalry and infantry requested permission to do military training in Stellenbosch. Powder, lead and flint were supplied to the inhabitants of Stellenbosch from the Company's magazine in Cape Town since 1685.

According to the listings in the Durr Record, there should be:

- one 8-pounder;
- one 6-pounder;
- two 2-pounder cannon;
- five half-pounders, and
- eleven quarter-pounders;at the Kruithuis.

That makes 20 cannon.


VIEW THE KRUITHUIS' WEBSITE

Visit the Kruithuis at: http://www.stelmus.co.za/voc_kruithuis.htm.

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Photos by Fanus van der Merwe (2013).
Front view of the Kruithuis (512 x 384)
Front view of the 6-pounder cannon (512 x 384)
Left view of the 6-pounder cannon (512 x 384)
Rear view of the 6-pounder cannon (512 x 384)
Right view of the 6-pounder cannon (512 x 384)
Front view of the 8-pounder cannon (512 x 384)
Left view of the 8-pounder cannon (512 x 384)
Rear view of the 8-pounder cannon (512 x 384)
Right view of the 8-pounder cannon
Front view of the Kruithuis (512 x 384)
Kruithuis left end viewed from the front (512 x 384)
Left side view of the Kruithuis (512 x 384)
Rear view of the Kruithuis (512 x 384)
Kruithuis right end viewed from the rear (512 x 384)
Kruithuis right end viewed from the front (512 x 384)
Photos by Fanus van der Merwe (2013).