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

Bronze Fortress Gun

 
 
Bronze Fortress Gun Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 27, 2018
1. Bronze Fortress Gun Marker
Inscription.
This massive fortress gun is believed to have been captured by British forces from the forts guarding Canton during the Second China War (1856-61). It was brought to Britain as a trophy by HMS Nankin. It was formerly displayed at Upnor Castle, Kent and the Rotunda, Woolwich.

Chinese, about 1840
 
Location. 51° 30.455′ N, 0° 4.528′ 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 within the walls of 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. Bronze Gun (a few steps from this marker); Royal Logistic Corps Departure (a few steps from this marker); Bronze 6-pounder Gun and Carriage (a few steps from this marker); Iron 36-pounder Howitzer and Carriage (a few steps from this marker); The White Tower and Royal Armouries (within shouting distance of this marker); The White Tower and Roman City Wall (within shouting
Bronze Fortress Gun image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 27, 2018
2. Bronze Fortress Gun
distance of this marker); Iron 9-pounder Cannon (within shouting distance of this marker); Iron 24-pounder Howitzer and Carriage (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 15, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Tower of London on Wikipedia. (Submitted on May 15, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Forts, Castles
 
Bronze Fortress Gun image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 27, 2018
3. Bronze Fortress Gun
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 23, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 15, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 59 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 15, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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