Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
London Borough of Tower Hamlets in Greater London County, England, United Kingdom
 

The Tower in 1700

 
 
The Tower in 1700 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 27, 2018
1. The Tower in 1700 Marker
Inscription.
By the 18th century the view of the castle was very different. Towers were heightened with brick, and gun platforms were added, bristling with cannon. Rooftops of houses, storehouses and workshops peeped over the outer walls.

The Tower was home to institutions such as the Royal Mint and the Board of Ordnance, which was responsible for all British fortifications and weapons. The mint's workshops lined the outer ward, while Ordnance storehouses were built in every available space that could be found. The Grand Storehouse in the north of the castle loomed almost as large as the 11th-century White Tower.

( the text is also presented in ten additional languages )
 
Location. 51° 30.544′ N, 0° 4.675′ W. Marker is in London Borough of Tower Hamlets, England, in Greater London County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Tower Hill and Trinity Square, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Located on the Tower of London Plaza. Marker is in this post office area: London Borough of Tower Hamlets, England EC3N 4DJ, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Strengthening the fortress (here, next to this marker); Edward Is formidable fortress (here, next to this marker); The Tower Hill Memorial
The Tower in 1700 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 27, 2018
2. The Tower in 1700 Marker
The marker is on the right. In the background are walls and fortifications of the Tower of London.
(within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Tower Hill Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Tower Hill Execution Site (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Tower Hill Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); A place of execution (within shouting distance of this marker); The fortress extends (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in London Borough of Tower Hamlets.
 
Also see . . .
1. Tower of London. (Submitted on May 13, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Tower of London on Wikipedia. (Submitted on May 13, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Forts, Castles
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 23, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 13, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 52 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 13, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
Paid Advertisement We are suspending Amazon.com advertising until they remove an ad for a certain book from circulation. A word in the books title has given rise to number of complaints. The word is inappropriate in school classroom settings.