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

Bronze 24-pounder Cannon

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, April 27, 2018
1. Bronze 24-pounder Cannon Marker
Inscription.  
Weighing 5 ¾ tons (5842 kg), this gun was commissioned by order of St John. Its decoration includes heraldic devices, bands of cupids and vines, and St Michael overthrowing Satan. Brought from Malta to England around 1800, it was transferred from the Royal Arsenal, Woolwich, to the Tower in 1962.

The cast iron carriage designed by the Royal Carriage Department, Woolwich was made by John Hall of Dartford, Kent in 1827 on the orders of the Duke of Wellington. Its decoration includes the arms of Malta and scenes from the island’s history. The gun’s breech rests on an iron quoin formed as a Maltese dog.

The gun and carriage were conserved at Royal Armouries Fort Nelson in 2003-4.

Probably Flemish, dated 1607. Carriage, British 1827
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Military.
 
Location. 51° 30.485′ N, 0° 4.536′ 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
Bronze 24-pounder Cannon image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 27, 2018
2. Bronze 24-pounder Cannon
traveling west. Located within the walls of 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 White Tower and Roman City Wall (a few steps from this marker); The White Tower and Royal Armouries (within shouting distance of this marker); Iron 9-pounder Gun (within shouting distance of this marker); Nordenfelt Gun (within shouting distance of this marker); White Tower and the Two Princes (within shouting distance of this marker); Captured Cannon (within shouting distance of this marker); British 25 Pounder Field Gun, 1943 (within shouting distance of this marker); Bronze Fortress Gun (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 24, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Tower of London on Wikipedia. (Submitted on May 24, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Bronze 24-pounder Cannon image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 27, 2018
3. Bronze 24-pounder Cannon
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 24, 2018. It was originally submitted on May 24, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 75 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 24, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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