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London Borough of Tower Hamlets in Greater London County, England, United Kingdom
 

The Norman Tower of London

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, September 6, 2018
1. The Norman Tower of London Marker
Inscription.  
The Norman Tower of London
Begun in 1075-9, William the Conqueror's stone tower was so impressive that the castle is still called the Tower today. He built the fortress on the river in the south east of the ancient Roman city to control Londoners and deter invaders.

His son, William Rufus, completed the tower by 1100. His fortress and royal residence dominated the city and demonstrated the Norman dynasty's lordship over the land. The tower was protected on two sides by the Roman wall. A new ditch, an earthwork and a timber rampart were built to surround the north and west sides.
 
Location. 51° 30.562′ N, 0° 4.552′ 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 at the Tower of London. Marker is in this post office area: London Borough of Tower Hamlets, England EC3N 4DR, United Kingdom. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Collapse at the Tower of London! (here, next to this marker); The Tower in flames (here, next to this
The Norman Tower of London Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, September 6, 2018
2. The Norman Tower of London Marker
( marker on the left )
marker); London Wall (within shouting distance of this marker); Captured Cannon (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); On Guard (about 90 meters away); The Waterloo Battery (about 90 meters away); British 25 Pounder Field Gun, 1943 (about 90 meters away); The Waterloo Barracks (about 90 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in London Borough of Tower Hamlets.
 
Categories. Forts, Castles
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on January 9, 2019. This page originally submitted on January 9, 2019, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 33 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 9, 2019, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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