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Historical Markers and War Memorials in London Borough of Tower Hamlets

 
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By Michael Herrick, April 27, 2018
A place of execution Marker
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1United Kingdom, England (Greater London County), London Borough of Tower Hamlets — A place of execution
Over 400 years, 112 people were executed on Tower Hill watched by crowds of eager spectators. The last execution was in 1747, when many spectators were injured in the crush to watch the beheading of the Scottish rebel Lord Lovat. The . . . — Map (db m117328) HM
2United Kingdom, England (Greater London County), London Borough of Tower Hamlets — A Royal River View
The 13th-century palace was built along the shore of the River Thames. Henry III and, later, his son Edward I would have been able to look out of their windows and see a fine river view. Between 1275 and 1285 Edward built the outer-curtain wall, . . . — Map (db m117422) HM
3United Kingdom, England (Greater London County), London Borough of Tower Hamlets — Bethnal Green Fire Memorial
Borough of Bethnal Green Memorial Alice Maud Denman and Peter Regelous Who lost their lives in attempting to save others at a fire at 423 Hackney Road on the 20th April 1902 Erected by public subscription C.E. Fox   Mayor R. . . . — Map (db m121667) HM
4United Kingdom, England (Greater London County), London Borough of Tower Hamlets — Bethnal Green Tube Shelter Disaster
Site of the Worst Civilian Disaster of the Second World War in Memory of 173 Men, Women and Children Who Lost Their Lives on the Evening of Wednesday 3rd March 1943 Descending These Steps to Bethnal Green Underground Air Raid Shelter . . . — Map (db m121670) HM WM
5United Kingdom, England (Greater London County), London Borough of Tower Hamlets — Blitz Memorial
( inscribed around the base ) Memorial to the Civilians of East London 2nd World War 1939 - 45 — Map (db m128427) WM
6United Kingdom, England (Greater London County), London Borough of Tower Hamlets — British 25 Pounder Field Gun, 1943
Introduced in 1939, the 25 Pounder was the most numerous and famous British artillery gun of the Second World War. A 25 Pounder last fired on active service with the Special Air Service at Mirbat, Oman in 1972. The example displayed here was a . . . — Map (db m117668) HM
7United Kingdom, England (Greater London County), London Borough of Tower Hamlets — Bronze 24-pounder Cannon
Weighing 5 ¾ tons (5842 kg), this gun was commissioned by order of St John. Its decoration includes heraldic devices, bands of cupids and vines, and St Michael overthrowing Satan. Brought from Malta to England around 1800, it was transferred from . . . — Map (db m117699) HM
8United Kingdom, England (Greater London County), London Borough of Tower Hamlets — Bronze 6-pounder Gun and Carriage
This is engraved with the monogram of King George III and that of Charles, 1st Marquess Cornwallis, Master General of the Ordinance 1795-1801. British, Woolwich, dated 1798, cast by John & Henry King. Carriage later — Map (db m117697) HM
9United Kingdom, England (Greater London County), London Borough of Tower Hamlets — Bronze Fortress Gun
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, . . . — Map (db m117424) HM
10United Kingdom, England (Greater London County), London Borough of Tower Hamlets — Bronze Gun
Cast by the founder Mohammed ibn Hamza for the Sultan Sulaiman ibn Salim Khan, this gun was intended for a Turkish expedition to India to expel the Portuguese colonists. Captured at Aden in 1839 by Captain H Smith of HMS Volage and displayed at . . . — Map (db m117423) HM
11United Kingdom, England (Greater London County), London Borough of Tower Hamlets — Captured CannonGun Glossary
These bronze muzzle-loading guns form part of the Waterloo Battery, a set of eight guns captured and brought to the Tower by the Duke of Wellington after the battle of Waterloo in 1815. They fired a solid iron cannonball propelled by the . . . — Map (db m117667)
12United Kingdom, England (Greater London County), London Borough of Tower Hamlets — Cast iron 12-pounder Gun
Formerly used as a bollard on Tower Hill. British, about 1800, cast by William Churchill — Map (db m117753) HM
13United Kingdom, England (Greater London County), London Borough of Tower Hamlets — City of London Tower Bridge
City of London Tower Bridge The main towers, high level walkways and the machine rooms under the southern approach of this bridge were opened to the public on 30th June 1982 by the Rt. Hon. The Lord Mayor Sir Christopher Leaver, G.B.E., D. Mus., . . . — Map (db m117758) HM
14United Kingdom, England (Greater London County), London Borough of Tower Hamlets — City of London Tower Bridge
City of London Tower Bridge Constructed and maintained by the Corporation of London from the Bridge House Estates Trust without charge upon Public Funds. The installation of the electrical machinery for raising the bascules replacing the original . . . — Map (db m117759) HM
15United Kingdom, England (Greater London County), London Borough of Tower Hamlets — Coldharbour Gate tower and Innermost Ward wall
The Coldharbour Gate foundations and this ruined wall are all that survive of the formidable late-1230s defences built by Henry III to protect his royal palace. Coldharbour was later used as a prison, though it wasn't escape-proof. Alice . . . — Map (db m117670) HM
16United Kingdom, England (Greater London County), London Borough of Tower Hamlets — Collapse at the Tower of London!
Collapse at the Tower of London! Between 1238-40 Henry III expanded the castle beyond the Roman city boundary, ringing it with a new wall and whitewashing the Norman tower. He also built a magnificent western entrance which unfortunately collapsed . . . — Map (db m128431) HM
17United Kingdom, England (Greater London County), London Borough of Tower Hamlets — Corporation of London Tower Bridge
Corporation of London Tower Bridge This Plaque Records the Visit on the Centenary Of Tower Bridge Thursday 30th June 1994 By His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, K.G., K.T., G.C.B., A.K., Q.S.O.A.D.C. In the Presence Of The Right . . . — Map (db m117757) HM
18United Kingdom, England (Greater London County), London Borough of Tower Hamlets — Daniel Mendoza
Daniel Mendoza Pugilist 1764 – 1836 English Champion who proudly billed himself as ‘Mendoza the Jew’, lived here when writing ‘The Art of Boxing’. — Map (db m121671) HM
19United Kingdom, England (Greater London County), London Borough of Tower Hamlets — Edward I’s formidable fortress
By 1281 Edward I had swept aside his father Henry III's moat and entrance and replaced them with new, more sophisticated versions. He ringed Henry III's outer wall with another, making the Tower a concentric castle. Begun in 1275, the moat . . . — Map (db m117324) HM
20United Kingdom, England (Greater London County), London Borough of Tower Hamlets — Entering the fortress
By 1281 Edward I had completed the Tower's formidable new land entrance. Two huge stone gate towers and a semi-circular barbican (now demolished) were linked by causeways defended with drawbridges. These massive fortifications, bristling . . . — Map (db m117330) HM
21United Kingdom, England (Greater London County), London Borough of Tower Hamlets — Greenwich Foot Tunnel — North Side —
This tunnel constructed by the London County Council was opened in August 1902. Sir John MacDougall chairman of the Council; Lord Monkswell vice chairman; Henry Clarke deputy chairman; Col F. Sheffield chairman bridges comm; J. E. Sears vice . . . — Map (db m121706) HM
22United Kingdom, England (Greater London County), London Borough of Tower Hamlets — Historic Royal Palaces
Historic Royal Palaces This Plaque Commemorates the Reopening of Tower Hill As a Place for Public Enjoyment by Her Majesty The Queen 9 July 2004 The Project Was Supported By The Heritage Lottery Fund The Pool of London Partnership . . . — Map (db m117326) HM
23United Kingdom, England (Greater London County), London Borough of Tower Hamlets — History beneath your feet
In 1389 Geoffrey Chaucer, poet and Royal Clerk of the Works, ordered the construction of this part of the Tower Wharf. 64 years later gun foundries and workshops were added. In 1803 a factory was built here to make hand-guns for the war against . . . — Map (db m117752) HM
24United Kingdom, England (Greater London County), London Borough of Tower Hamlets — Iron 12 pounder Gun
This gun was cast by Samuel Walker & Company of Rotherham, Yorkshire, and it bears the monogram of King George III. For many years it was used in the Tower as a lamp post. British, about 1800 — Map (db m117679) HM
25United Kingdom, England (Greater London County), London Borough of Tower Hamlets — Iron 12 pounder Gun
This [gun] was probably cast by in Sussex by John Fuller II or III and it bears the monogram of King George II. British, about 1745 — Map (db m117682) HM
26United Kingdom, England (Greater London County), London Borough of Tower Hamlets — 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, . . . — Map (db m117751) HM
27United Kingdom, England (Greater London County), London Borough of Tower Hamlets — Iron 13-inch Mortar and Bed
Cast in one with its base, probably intended for sea service or coast defence. Spanish or French, mid 18th century, and initialled GS. Possibly cast at the Saint Gervais foundry, France — Map (db m117750) HM
28United Kingdom, England (Greater London County), London Borough of Tower Hamlets — Iron 24 pounder Guns
These two guns were probably cast by John Fuller III at Heathfield, Sussex and proved at Woolwich in July 1747. They were part of a series of guns for the Irish Government and copied a much earlier design. British, 1747 — Map (db m117672) HM
29United Kingdom, England (Greater London County), London Borough of Tower Hamlets — Iron 24-pounder Howitzer and Carriage
This howitzer is mounted on its original iron garrison carriage. British about 1850, cast by Henckell & Company, Wandsworth, London — Map (db m117695) HM
30United Kingdom, England (Greater London County), London Borough of Tower Hamlets — Iron 32 pounder Gun
This gun bears the monogram of King George II. It was recovered by the divers John and Charles Anthony Dean in 1834 from the wreck of the flagship HMS Royal George, which sank at her moorings at Spithead, off Portsmouth, Hampshire in 1782. . . . — Map (db m117675) HM WM
31United Kingdom, England (Greater London County), London Borough of Tower Hamlets — Iron 32 pounder Gun
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32United Kingdom, England (Greater London County), London Borough of Tower Hamlets — Iron 36 pounder Guns
These two guns formed part of the armament of a French ship captured by Earl Howe’s fleet during his victory off Ushant, Holland on the ‘Glorious First of June’ 1794. French, dated 1787 — Map (db m117674) HM WM
33United Kingdom, England (Greater London County), London Borough of Tower Hamlets — Iron 36-pounder Howitzer and Carriage
A Crimean War trophy, captured at Sebastopol in 1855. This bears the Russian Imperial arms in relief and is mounted on a Venglov pattern 1853 carriage. Russian, about 1840-50 — Map (db m117696) HM WM
34United Kingdom, England (Greater London County), London Borough of Tower Hamlets — Iron 9-pounder Cannon
This cannon was formerly used as a bollard on Tower Wharf. British, early 18th century — Map (db m117694) HM
35United Kingdom, England (Greater London County), London Borough of Tower Hamlets — Iron 9-pounder Gun
Formerly used as a bollard on Tower Hill, a practice that started as early as the seventeenth century. England, about 1700, probably cast at the Ashburnham foundry, Sussex — Map (db m117700) HM
36United Kingdom, England (Greater London County), London Borough of Tower Hamlets — Java Court
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37United Kingdom, England (Greater London County), London Borough of Tower Hamlets — Marine Police
Marine Police Primus Omnium Founded 1798 For Over 200 Years Police Have Patrolled The River Thames From This Site Stepney Historical Trust 1998 — Map (db m128422) HM
38United Kingdom, England (Greater London County), London Borough of Tower Hamlets — Memorial Stone
This Memorial Stone was laid by H.R.H. Albert Edward, Prince of Wales. K.G. On behalf of Her Majesty Queen Victoria. Monday June 21st. 1886. in the 50th Year of Her Majesty’s long happy and prosperous reign. The Right Hon. John Staples. . . . — Map (db m117754) HM
39United Kingdom, England (Greater London County), London Borough of Tower Hamlets — Nordenfelt Gun
Captured by the 2nd Bn Royal Fusiliers Gallipoli, 25 April 1915 — Map (db m117701) WM
40United Kingdom, England (Greater London County), London Borough of Tower Hamlets — On Guard
The sentry is part of a military guard stationed here to provide protection for the Crown Jewels. The military guard comes from an operational unit of the Armed Forces that is currently employed on ceremonial duties. On duty today   The . . . — Map (db m117662) HM
41United Kingdom, England (Greater London County), London Borough of Tower Hamlets — Robt Milligan
To Perpetuate on this Spot The Memory of Robert Milligan A Merchant of London To Whose Genius, Perseverance and Guardian Care The Surrounding Great Work Principally Owes It’s Design, Accomplishment and Regulation. The Directors and . . . — Map (db m121703) HM
42United Kingdom, England (Greater London County), London Borough of Tower Hamlets — Royal Logistic Corps Departure
This plaque commemorates the departure, in December 1994, of the Royal Logistics corps. The last representative of the Military Branch of the Ordinance office, whose association with the fortress dates back to the early 15th century — Map (db m117698) HM
43United Kingdom, England (Greater London County), London Borough of Tower Hamlets — Saluting Battery
Cannon have been fired in celebration from Tower Wharf for centuries. Henry VIII marked the coronation of his second wife, Anne Boleyn, with a cannon salute. On your right is the battery where modern guns are fired today to commemorate royal . . . — Map (db m117358) HM
44United Kingdom, England (Greater London County), London Borough of Tower Hamlets — Stairway to HeavenBethnal Green Memorial
Bethnal Green Tube Shelter Disaster On 3 March the air raid warning sounded at 8.17 pm. People made their way in the pitch dark of the blackout to file in an orderly manner down the steps of the single entrance to the unfinished Bethnal Green . . . — Map (db m121668) HM WM
45United Kingdom, England (Greater London County), London Borough of Tower Hamlets — Stephen & Matilda
Stephen & Matilda Tenants’ Co-operative 1878 – 2012 The first ever local authority estate under tenants’ control in Britain Homes for People not Profit — Map (db m128429) HM
46United Kingdom, England (Greater London County), London Borough of Tower Hamlets — Strengthening the fortress
The Tower was often used as a refuge by kings in trouble and Henry III was no exception. He retreated here in 1238 and, horrified by the castle's out-of-date defences, ordered a mighty fortified gateway built. The gateway was north of . . . — Map (db m117323) HM
47United Kingdom, England (Greater London County), London Borough of Tower Hamlets — Tea on Tower Hill
Conflict between a commercial need for tall buildings and the public desire to protect the Tower's views began in the 1860s. The multi-storey ‘Mazawattee’ tea warehouse was built on the edge of Tower Hill, controversially blocking the view of the . . . — Map (db m117329) HM
48United Kingdom, England (Greater London County), London Borough of Tower Hamlets — The Bell Tower
The curfew bell has rung from this tower for centuries; the current bell dates from 1651. The tower, and the wall next to it, were built during the reign of Richard I (1189-99) and once stood on the edge of the river. It is thought that Sir Thomas . . . — Map (db m117420) HM
49United Kingdom, England (Greater London County), London Borough of Tower Hamlets — The Byward Postern
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 . . . — Map (db m117361) HM
50United Kingdom, England (Greater London County), London Borough of Tower Hamlets — The Colour Makers
Dockland Heritage The Colour Makers You are standing on the Wharf of what was once a colour factory, where the raw materials of chemical colours were manufactured for use in the making of paints, printing inks, plastics, rubber and paper. . . . — Map (db m121716) HM
51United Kingdom, England (Greater London County), London Borough of Tower Hamlets — The coronation procession
On 20 February 1547, the 9 year old son of Henry VIII rode out from the Tower in a grand procession. Cheering crowds lined the route to Westminster Abbey where he was crowned Edward VI. Young Edward VI was following a tradition which lasted . . . — Map (db m117331) HM
52United Kingdom, England (Greater London County), London Borough of Tower Hamlets — The Ferry House
The Ferry House Circa — 1722 Welcome to the oldest pub on the island plying its trade since 1722. The location is near the old ferry point across to Greenwich. The ferry point had been around since at least 1330 known afterwards as . . . — Map (db m121707) HM
53United Kingdom, England (Greater London County), London Borough of Tower Hamlets — The fortress extends
Beneath your feet lie the ancient remains of Edward IV's bulwark. In 1480 he paid to construct this huge addition to the castle's defences which was designed to defend against artillery power. In the 15th century, two rival dynasties fought . . . — Map (db m117327) HM
54United Kingdom, England (Greater London County), London Borough of Tower Hamlets — The Lost Palace
In the 13th century, the Medieval Palace consisted of much more than the two towers you have just visited. The empty area in front of the White Tower is known as the Inmost Ward. Henry III had the White Tower whitened for the first time in 1241, . . . — Map (db m117421) HM
55United Kingdom, England (Greater London County), London Borough of Tower Hamlets — The Norman Tower of London
The Norman Tower of London Begun in 1075-9, William the Conqueror's stone tower was so impressive that the castle is still called the Tower today. He built the fortress on the river in the south east of the ancient Roman city to control Londoners . . . — Map (db m128430) HM
56United Kingdom, England (Greater London County), London Borough of Tower Hamlets — The Queen’s Stairs
Important visitors would have entered the castle here, at one of its three riverside entrances. Kings, queens and high ranking state visitors would have stepped off their boats and climbed the Queen's Stairs in their finery on to the wharf. . . . — Map (db m117357) HM
57United Kingdom, England (Greater London County), London Borough of Tower Hamlets — The royal menagrie leaves
Since the reign of King John (1199-1216) monarchs had kept exotic beasts at the Tower. However, by 1831-2 it had become impractical to keep the menagerie here and it was moved to Regent's Park to establish London Zoo. The animals were gifts . . . — Map (db m117332) HM
58United Kingdom, England (Greater London County), London Borough of Tower Hamlets — The Tower Hill Memorial
The Twenty Four Thousand of the Merchant Navy and Fishing Fleets Whose Names Are Honoured on the Walls of This Garden Gave Their Lives For Their Country and Have No Grave But the Sea — Map (db m117320) WM
59United Kingdom, England (Greater London County), London Borough of Tower Hamlets — The Tower Hill MemorialFirst World War
The CWGC commemorates the dead of British and Commonwealth forces of the two World Wars at cemeteries and memorials in over 150 countries. The Tower Hill Memorial bears the names of 12,000 First World War merchant seamen who have no known . . . — Map (db m117321) HM
60United Kingdom, England (Greater London County), London Borough of Tower Hamlets — The Tower Hill MemorialSecond World War extension
The Tower Hill Memorial extension bears the names of almost 24,000 men and women who died in the Second World War and have no known grave, their bodies lost or buried at sea. During the war, the merchant Navy risked attack from submarine, air . . . — Map (db m117322) HM
61United Kingdom, England (Greater London County), London Borough of Tower Hamlets — The Tower in 1700
By the 18th century the view of the castle was very different. Towers were heightened with brick, and gun platforms were added, bristling with cannon. Rooftops of houses, storehouses and workshops peeped over the outer walls. The Tower was . . . — Map (db m117325) HM
62United Kingdom, England (Greater London County), London Borough of Tower Hamlets — The Tower in flames
The Tower in flames In the early hours of 31 October 1841, the Grand Storehouse caught fire and burned to the ground. Crowds watched the flames destroy the huge 17th-century building and artists painted the spectacle. The fire began in a gun . . . — Map (db m128432) HM
63United Kingdom, England (Greater London County), London Borough of Tower Hamlets — The Tower of London foreshore
William the Conqueror began the Tower of London close to the riverside, to stop invaders coming up the Thames. The foreshore was originally an open beach, but as London developed, wharves and warehouses were built to serve its growing trading . . . — Map (db m117356) HM
64United Kingdom, England (Greater London County), London Borough of Tower Hamlets — The Tower Wharf
This wharf was built in the 13th and 14th centuries to allow ships to dock next to the fortress. Where you are standing now would have been busy and bustling with people loading and unloading ships with weapons and military supplies. From the . . . — Map (db m117359) HM
65United Kingdom, England (Greater London County), London Borough of Tower Hamlets — The Waterloo Barracks
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 . . . — Map (db m117659) HM
66United Kingdom, England (Greater London County), London Borough of Tower Hamlets — The Waterloo BatteryWeapons to Trophies
These bronze 6-pounder guns were captured at the battle of Waterloo on 18 June 1815. They are individually named and were cast in various parts of Napoleon's European Empire n 1813. The Duke of Wellington, who commanded the anglo-allied army at . . . — Map (db m117660) HM WM
67United Kingdom, England (Greater London County), London Borough of Tower Hamlets — The White Tower and Roman City Wall
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 . . . — Map (db m117656) HM
68United Kingdom, England (Greater London County), London Borough of Tower Hamlets — The White Tower and Royal Armouries
William the Conqueror began building his great keep, known as the White Tower in the 1070s, and it was probably finished by his sons. They built the White Tower on this spot to frighten invaders arriving from the river and to intimidate the . . . — Map (db m117655) HM
69United Kingdom, England (Greater London County), London Borough of Tower Hamlets — Tower Bridge
This Bridge was opened by H.R.H., The Prince of Wales, K.G. on behalf of Her Majesty Queen Victoria, on Saturday the 30th June 1894 in the presence of H.R.H., The Princess of Wales, H.R.H., The Duke of York, K.G., and other members . . . — Map (db m117760) HM
70United Kingdom, England (Greater London County), London Borough of Tower Hamlets — West India Dock North Quay
West India Docks — a first for London Opened on 27th August 1802, West India Docks were London’s first purpose-built cargo handling docks. They were the largest structure of their kind in the world at that time, placing London at the . . . — Map (db m121701) HM
71United Kingdom, England (Greater London County), London Borough of Tower Hamlets — West India Docks
Of this Range of Buildings Constructed together with the Adjacent Docks, At the Expence of public spirited Individuals, Under the Sanction of a provident Legislature, And with the liberal Co-operation of the Corporate Body of the City of London. . . . — Map (db m130045) HM
72United Kingdom, England (Greater London County), London Borough of Tower Hamlets — Western entrance
From here you can see surviving parts of the 13th-century main entrance to the Tower. Built for Edward I by 1281, the Middle Tower and Byward Tower were linked by a drawbridge and causeway spanning a water-filled moat. The area below you is now . . . — Map (db m117360) HM
73United Kingdom, England (Greater London County), London Borough of Tower Hamlets — Wharfinger Cottage
There has been a cottage on this site for at least 200 years. Originally, it was the home of the Controller of the Tower Wharf, known as the Wharfinger. Until the late 19th century, the Wharf was a busy dockside. Weapons, gunpowder and other . . . — Map (db m117355) HM
74United Kingdom, England (Greater London County), London Borough of Tower Hamlets — White Tower and the Two Princes
The skeletons of two boys were found hidden under this staircase, when a building protecting the entrance to the White Tower was demolished in 1674. Many people, including Charles II believed that they were the remains of two who disappeared in . . . — Map (db m117657) HM
75United Kingdom, England (Greater London County), London Borough of Tower Hamlets — Zanzibar Court
. . . — Map (db m128425) HM
 
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