London Borough of Tower Hamlets in Greater London County, England, United Kingdom
Iron 13-inch Mortar
Probably one of the large artillery pieces made in England for export to the Venetian Republic in 1684. In 1716 the Venetians used such mortars to defend the island of Corfu against Turkish attacks. The chase bears in relief the Lion of St. mark, symbol of Venice. From Corfu, presented by the Ionian Government in 1842.
Italian or English, dated 1842, possibly by Thomas Western
Location. 51° 30.423′ N, 0° 4.519′ 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 on the walkway along the River Thames. 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. Iron 13-inch Mortar and Bed (here, next to this marker); History beneath your feet (a few steps from this marker); Cast iron 12-pounder Gun (within shouting distance of this marker); Bronze 6-pounder Gun and Carriage (within shouting distance of this marker); Iron 36-pounder Howitzer and Carriage (within shouting distance Bronze Gun (within shouting distance of this marker); Royal Logistic Corps Departure (within shouting distance of this marker); Tower Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in London Borough of Tower Hamlets.
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