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

Iron 9-pounder Gun

 
 
Iron 9-pounder Gun Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 27, 2018
1. Iron 9-pounder Gun Marker
Inscription.  
Formerly used as a bollard on Tower Hill, a practice that started as early as the seventeenth century.

England, about 1700, probably cast at the Ashburnham foundry, Sussex
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Military.
 
Location. 51° 30.498′ N, 0° 4.522′ 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 in front of the Royal Fusiliers Regimental Headquarters and Museum 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. Nordenfelt Gun (here, next to this marker); British 25 Pounder Field Gun, 1943 (a few steps from this marker); Bronze 24-pounder Cannon (within shouting distance of this marker); Captured Cannon (within shouting distance of this marker); The White Tower and Roman City Wall (within shouting distance
Iron 9-pounder Gun & Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 27, 2018
2. Iron 9-pounder Gun & Marker
of this marker); The White Tower and Royal Armouries (within shouting distance of this marker); On Guard (within shouting distance of this marker); The Waterloo Battery (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.)
3. Unit History: Royal Fusiliers (London Regiment). (Submitted on May 24, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
4. Royal Fusiliers on Wikipedia. (Submitted on May 24, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Royal Fusiliers Regimental Headquarters and Museum image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 27, 2018
3. Royal Fusiliers Regimental Headquarters and Museum
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 24, 2018. It was originally submitted on May 24, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 76 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 24, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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