University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: Da01-09. This building could be the remains of fort dating from the Taiping rebellion (1850-1864)? Mutu or Mo-tu (Mudu), near Soochow (Suzhou). From an album inscribed to H. Wilcockson from C. E. Darwent. The Revd. C.E. Darwent, Minister of the Union Church (visible in the middle of this photograph), was also a photographer and author of a photographer-friendly guidebook to Shanghai: https://archive.org/details/cu31924023217825 "Shanghai: a handbook for travellers and residents to the chief objects of interest in and around the foreign settlement and native city" (1904). Herbert Wilcockson.
Old blockhouse at Mudu, near Suzhou