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

The Byward Postern

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, April 27, 2018
1. The Byward Postern Marker
Inscription.
This area is a gateway that links the tower to the Thames waterfront on the wharf. It was a private entrance where important people and goods were brought into the Tower. Coins and bullion would also have been brought through here and into the Mint, which was located across the street.

Above you is a sculpture of a lion's head. Medieval kings chose the lion as a powerful symbol of royal authority. This part of the Byward postern was built during the reign of King Edward III, who ruled between 1327 and 1377. Above the postern was the ‘King's Exchange’, where merchants sold precious metals to the Mint.
 
Location. 51° 30.466′ N, 0° 4.668′ 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. Touch for map. Located just inside the entrance to the Tower of London. Marker is in this post office area: London Borough of Tower Hamlets, England EC3N 4DJ, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Bell Tower (a few steps from this marker); The Queen’s Stairs (within shouting distance of this marker); Saluting Battery (within shouting distance of this
The Byward Postern Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 27, 2018
2. The Byward Postern Marker
marker); The Tower of London foreshore (within shouting distance of this marker); Western entrance (within shouting distance of this marker); The Tower Wharf (within shouting distance of this marker); Entering the fortress (within shouting distance of this marker); The coronation procession (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 14, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Tower of London on Wikipedia. (Submitted on May 14, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Forts, Castles
 
The Byward Postern Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 27, 2018
3. The Byward Postern Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 23, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 14, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 62 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 14, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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