City of London, England, United Kingdom
London City Wall - Bastion 13
Conservation repairs have been carried out to this Bastion, which forms part of the remains of the City Wall. The site is a Scheduled Monument and part of ‘The Barbican’ Grade II Registered Historic Park & Garden. The work was necessary to protect the monument from decay.
Vegetation on the mound was cut back away from the walls to provide access for future maintenance of the monument. Moss and plant growth together with their root systems were removed. Decayed cement based mortar pointing was removed, followed by its replacement with lime mortar.
Loose stonework and brickwork were rebedded in lime mortar. Defective mortar caps to walls were replaced with lime mortar caps. Exposed areas were protected with lime mortar to allow water to run off. A few eroded Reigate stones were carefully defrassed to remove small surface laminations to prevent water trapping.
Corroded ironwork was removed and replaced with stainless steel supports and cracks in masonry restrained with stainless steel rods while unstable masonry was cross stitched with stainless steel ties to sound masonry. New safety grilles were provided
The heap of loose masonry inside the north flue was sorted and all unrelated concrete, bricks and stones were removed. In due course permanent fencing will replace the temporary chestnut paling fence, which in the interim is protecting the archaeology on the mound.
The Bastion forms part of the City of London's Forts group and is considered to be medieval construction over the remains of the Roman Wall. During the 17th Century it was incorporated into a courtroom of the Barber Surgeons' Hall, forming an apse on the western side of the building. The Bastion's age was confirmed in 1949 following an archaeological investigation carried out on Bastion 14 (to the south).
You are requested to respect this Scheduled Monument and not to climb on it.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Forts or Castles.
Location. 51° 31.093′ N, 0° 5.701′ W. Marker is in City of London, England. Marker can be reached from the intersection of London Wall and Noble Street, on the right when traveling west. Located along the Roman Wall beginning near the London Wall Car Park, near the Museum of London. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: City of London, England EC2Y 5BL, United Kingdom. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this The London Wall Walk – 15 (a few steps from this marker); London City Wall - Bastion 14 (within shouting distance of this marker); The London Wall Walk – 18 (within shouting distance of this marker); The London Wall Walk - 14 (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); William Shakespeare (about 120 meters away); St. Olave Silver Street (about 120 meters away); Out of the ashes (about 120 meters away); Cripplegate (about 120 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in City of London.
Also see . . .
1. London’s Roman City Wall. (Submitted on June 3, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. London Wall on Wikipedia. (Submitted on June 3, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 26, 2018. It was originally submitted on June 3, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 108 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 3, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.