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

Western entrance

 
 
Western entrance Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 27, 2018
1. Western entrance Marker
Inscription.  
From here you can see surviving parts of the 13th-century main entrance to the Tower. Built for Edward I by 1281, the Middle Tower and Byward Tower were linked by a drawbridge and causeway spanning a water-filled moat. The area below you is now used as a bowling green by the resident Yeoman Warders.

Visitors today still use the causeway to enter the castle, but the moat was filed in 1843.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Forts or Castles.
 
Location. 51° 30.462′ N, 0° 4.7′ 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. Located next to the pathway to the White Tower at the Tower of London. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: London Borough of Tower Hamlets, England EC3N 4DJ, United Kingdom. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Tower of London foreshore (a few steps from this marker); Saluting Battery (a few steps from this marker); The Queen’s Stairs (within shouting distance of this marker);
Western entrance Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 27, 2018
2. Western entrance Marker
The Byward Postern (within shouting distance of this marker); Wharfinger Cottage (within shouting distance of this marker); The Bell Tower (within shouting distance of this marker); The Tower Wharf (within shouting distance of this marker); Entering the fortress (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 14, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Tower of London on Wikipedia. (Submitted on May 14, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 23, 2018. It was originally submitted on May 14, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 82 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 14, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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