Cornelia Battery Store

This building was a component of the Cornelia Battery, but its specific function is not known. It is believed to have been built shortly after the battery, circa 1939. It is a concrete building with steel blast doors but fitted with a pitched corrugated iron roof over cast concrete - a possible measure to disguise it as a civil building.


  • Decimal degrees: -33.7939 (Latitude) 18.37033 (Longitude)
  • Degrees, Minutes & Seconds: S33 47 38 (Latitude) E18 22 13 (Longitude)
  • GPS: S 33 47.634 (Latitude) E 18 22.220 (Longitude)
  • UTM: 34S 256538 (X) 6257587 (Y)
  • Above sea level: 52 ft / 16 m

... also on Robben Island.


  • University of Cape Town. 2001. Phase 1 Archaeological assessment of Robben Island world heritage site. Rondebosch: Archaeology Contracts Office, Department of Archaeology.