Beverhoutsberg sugar plantation

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Battery Gut (stream) along which we hiked to reach the Beverhoutsberg ruin

Kapok tree

Beverhoutsberg Plantation on the island of St. John in the West Indies was a sugar plantation from the early 1700’s into the 1800’s. The brick line arched opening were fire boxes used to heat the boiling bench above, which reduced the sugar cane juice to a thick syrup which was then dried into sugar crystals.

Beverhoutsberg sugar plantation. Wall construction is of coral block, stone and brick. Most of the brick in these older plantation ruins came from ballast in slave ships, which was replaced with barrels of sugar.

Beverhoutsberg sugar plantation

Beverhoutsberg sugar plantation

Beverhoutsberg sugar plantation

Beverhoutsberg sugar plantation. The skulls are from feral pigs that were hunted in this area.