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

The Waterloo Barracks

 
 
The Waterloo Barracks Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 27, 2018
1. The Waterloo Barracks Marker
Inscription.
On 15 June 1845, the Duke of Wellington, hero of the Battle of Waterloo and Constable of the Tower, laid the foundation stone of these barracks, named after his greatest victory. Built to house up to 1,000 soldiers, the barracks were designed by the Royal Engineers. The soldier outside is part of the garrison tradition, still active and guarding the Tower today.

Today, the Waterloo Barracks contain a smaller barracks, offices and the Jewel House. The building also overlooks the military Parade Ground. The ceremonial public duty of the soldiers stationed here is to guard the Crown jewels and the Queen’s House on behalf of the monarch. They can come from any branch of the armed forces of Britain and the Commonwealth.

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Location. 51° 30.509′ N, 0° 4.582′ W. Marker is in London Borough of Tower Hamlets, England, in Greater London County. Marker can be reached from Tower Hill just from Trinity Square, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Located in front of the Waterloo Barracks 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
Coldstream Guards On Duty at the Waterloo Barracks image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 27, 2018
2. Coldstream Guards On Duty at the Waterloo Barracks
marker. The Waterloo Battery (a few steps from this marker); On Guard (a few steps from this marker); Captured Cannon (within shouting distance of this marker); British 25 Pounder Field Gun, 1943 (within shouting distance of this marker); Coldharbour Gate tower and Innermost Ward wall (within shouting distance of this marker); White Tower and the Two Princes (within shouting distance of this marker); Bronze 24-pounder Cannon (within shouting distance of this marker); Nordenfelt Gun (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 23, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Tower of London on Wikipedia. (Submitted on May 23, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
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 39 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 23, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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