Powder Magazine Bathurst
Sunday, October 1, 2017 - 06:37
Thread Categories: 
2017 campaign nomination
2017 Top Ten Endangered Site
Thread Location: 
Eastern Cape
Local Champion: 
Historic Bathurst
Local Champion Email: 

Built in 1821, the Powder Magazine is the oldest extant building in Bathurst (click here to view on google maps). The building itself boasts a unique domed ceiling and walls of 60cm thickness. It is an essential part of the tourism offering of the historic town but there is no infrastructure to secure it from vandalism. Local groups do what they can to care for the site but resources are scarce.


Powder Magazine (Gavin Came)


Securing and maintaining the door as well as securing tourism signage directing people to the landmark would assist in gaining interest and generating additional sources of revenue to maintain the structure. It is proposed to use the structure and its surrounds to display military relics in an inclusive display of the frontier wars.

Source: 2017 Endangered Heritage Sites Nomination Form.

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