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

A Royal River View

 
 
A Royal River View Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 27, 2018
1. A Royal River View Marker
Inscription.  
The 13th-century palace was built along the shore of the River Thames. Henry III and, later, his son Edward I would have been able to look out of their windows and see a fine river view. Between 1275 and 1285 Edward built the outer-curtain wall, and filled the space in between to make the Outer Ward, now known as Water Lane. To the west, he constructed the wharf for unloading ships.

Henry III had his own entrance to the palace. He could leave his barge and climb the stairs to his rooms. The Bloody Tower was the main watergate before Edward I built St Thomas's Tower.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Forts or Castles.
 
Location. 51° 30.449′ N, 0° 4.569′ 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 on the battlements near the entrance to 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
A Royal River View Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 27, 2018
2. A Royal River View Marker
. Iron 36 pounder Guns (here, next to this marker); Iron 32 pounder Gun (here, next to this marker); Iron 24 pounder Guns (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Iron 32 pounder Gun (here, next to this marker); Iron 12 pounder Gun (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Iron 12 pounder Gun (a few steps from this marker); Iron 24-pounder Howitzer and Carriage (a few steps from this marker); Iron 9-pounder Cannon (a few steps from 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 15, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Tower of London on Wikipedia. (Submitted on May 15, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
A Royal River View Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 27, 2018
3. A Royal River View Marker
The royal view of Tower walls and battlements, the river and Tower Bridge from the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 23, 2018. It was originally submitted on May 15, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 71 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 15, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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