The London Wall Walk - 14
City Wall and Towers
This section of the Wall originally formed the northern side of the Roman fort, built c AD 120. The defences were completely rebuilt in the early medieval period and most of the surviving stonework dates to this time. The modern lake indicates the approximate position of the medieval ditch, which then contained a 'great store of verie good fish, of diverse sorts.' In the 13th century a series of towers was added to the outside of the Wall and the remains of two such towers survive here. The battlements in this section were rebuilt in brick probably in the late 15th century as at St Alphege. From the early
Erected 1984 by Museum of London. (Marker Number 14.)
Location. 51° 31.11′ N, 0° 5.63′ W. Marker is in City of London, England. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Wood Street and Fore Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: City of London, England EC2Y 8DA, United Kingdom.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cripplegate (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of First Bomb Hit (within shouting distance of this marker); The London Wall Walk – 15 (within shouting distance of this marker); London City Wall - Bastion 13 (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); London City Wall - Bastion 14 (about 120 meters away); The Salters Garden The London Wall Walk – 18 (about 120 meters away); William Shakespeare (about 180 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in City of London.
More about this marker. The marker is located on the south side of St. Giles Cripplegate Church, reachable via the walkway (St. Giles Terrace - follow the signs).
Also see . . . London Wall (Wikipedia). "The London Wall was the defensive wall first built by the Romans around Londinium, their strategically important port town on the River Thames in what is now London, England, and subsequently maintained until the 18th century....It is now the name of a road in the City of London running along part of the course of the old wall between Wormwood Street and the Rotunda junction where St. Martin's Le Grand meets Aldersgate Street. Until the later Middle Ages the wall defined the boundaries of the City of London." (Submitted on April 7, 2018.)
Categories. • Forts, Castles •
Credits. This page was last revised on April 7, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 7, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 83 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 7, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.