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The Middle Tower - Tower Of London

Hob Uid: 1097940
Location :
Greater London Authority
Tower Hamlets
Non Civil Parish
Grid Ref : TQ3345080530
Summary : A gatehouse of the Tower of London originating between 1275 and 1281. It was principally altered between 1717-1719 when the upper floors were rebuilt and the structure was re-faced in Portland stone. It bears the arms of the George I. The entrance passage was originally defended by two portcullises, the grooves of which are still visible inside the archway. The interior contains rare 13th century brickwork and a causeway on its eastern side, which originally contained a third drawbridge, links it to the Byward Tower. The tower is now used as a residence of one of Yeoman Warders.
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Source Number : 1
Source : English Heritage book of the Tower of London
Source details :
Page(s) : 41,84,94
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Source Number : 2
Source : List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest
Source details : DOE Stepney
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : built 1275-1281
Monument End Date : 1281
Monument Start Date : 1275
Monument Type : Gatehouse, Tower, Portcullis
Evidence : Extant Building, Architectural Component
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : alterations 1717-1719
Monument End Date : 1719
Monument Start Date : 1717
Monument Type : Gatehouse, Portcullis
Evidence : Extant Building, Architectural Component
Monument Period Name : 20th Century
Display Date : Current use
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Monument Type : Official Residence
Evidence : Extant Building

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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : TQ 38 SW 1501
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Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, TOWER OF LONDON: MIDDLE TOWER
Activity type : WATCHING BRIEF
Start Date : 2016-01-01
End Date : 2016-12-31