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

The White Tower and Roman City Wall

 
 
The White Tower and Roman City Wall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 27, 2018
1. The White Tower and Roman City Wall Marker
Inscription.
The Roman invaders under Emperor Claudius founded London and later built a wall around the city. This is the site of one of the turrets, a small tower that marked a change in the direction of the wall. The Romans later replaced the turret with a bigger bastion. This spot was perfect for controlling access to London and protection against attack from the river.

William the Conqueror used the remains of the wall around 800 years later to form the eastern side of his castle defences. The Wardrobe Tower was built over the remains of the old Roman bastion. It once connected to a later building which housed the royal Great Wardrobe, where the precious goods of the monarch were kept.

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Location. 51° 30.472′ N, 0° 4.541′ W. Marker is in London Borough of Tower Hamlets, England, in Greater London County. Marker is at the intersection of Tower Hill and Trinity Square, on the left when traveling west on Tower Hill. 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. The White Tower and Royal Armouries (here, next to this marker); Bronze 24-pounder Cannon
The Remnant of the Roman City Wall image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 27, 2018
2. The Remnant of the Roman City Wall
(a few steps from this marker); White Tower and the Two Princes (within shouting distance of this marker); Bronze Fortress Gun (within shouting distance of this marker); Bronze Gun (within shouting distance of this marker); Royal Logistic Corps Departure (within shouting distance of this marker); Iron 9-pounder Gun (within shouting distance of this marker); A Royal River View (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in London Borough of Tower Hamlets.
 
Categories. Forts, Castles
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 23, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 23, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 44 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 23, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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