Tower Hamlets in Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Iron 13-inch Mortar
Probably one of the large artillery pieces made in England for export to the Venetian Republic in 1684. In 1716 the Venetians used such mortars to defend the island of Corfu against Turkish attacks. The chase bears in relief the Lion of St. mark, symbol of Venice. From Corfu, presented by the Ionian Government in 1842.
Italian or English, dated 1842, possibly by Thomas Western
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Military.
Location. 51° 30.423′ N, 0° 4.519′ W. Marker is in Tower Hamlets, England, in Greater London. Marker is at the intersection of Tower Hill and Trinity Square, on the left when traveling west on Tower Hill. Located on the walkway along the River Thames. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. Iron 13-inch Mortar and Bed (here, next to this marker); History beneath your feet (a few steps from this marker); Cast iron 12-pounder Gun (within shouting distance of this marker); Bronze 6-pounder Gun and Carriage (within shouting distance Iron 36-pounder Howitzer and Carriage (within shouting distance of this marker); Bronze Gun (within shouting distance of this marker); Royal Logistic Corps Departure (within shouting distance of this marker); Tower Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tower Hamlets.
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