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

The Tower in flames

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, September 6, 2018
1. The Tower in flames Marker
Inscription.  
The Tower in flames
In the early hours of 31 October 1841, the Grand Storehouse caught fire and burned to the ground. Crowds watched the flames destroy the huge 17th-century building and artists painted the spectacle.

The fire began in a gun workshop and spread to the Grand Storehouse. It also destroyed part of Henry II's 13th-century outer wall. The Grand Storehouse had been built in 1692 to store and display weaponry. It replaced Henry VIII's armoury storehouses and was in turn replaced in 1842 by the massive Waterloo Barracks which you can see today.
 
Location. 51° 30.562′ N, 0° 4.553′ 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 Norman Tower of London (here, next to this marker); London Wall
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By Michael Herrick, September 6, 2018
2. The Tower in flames Marker
( marker on the right )
(within shouting distance of this marker); Captured Cannon (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Waterloo Battery (about 90 meters away); On Guard (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.
 
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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 36 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 9, 2019, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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