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Site Of The Coldharbour Gate

Hob Uid: 1106198
Location :
Greater London Authority
Tower Hamlets
Non Civil Parish
Grid Ref : TQ3350080500
Summary : The Coldharbour Gate at the Tower of London was built in the 13th century by Henry III as a massive gatehouse to provide an entrance between the palace ward and the bailey by the south west corner of the White Tower. The gate became redundant and was demolished c. 1675 when the lead from the roof was removed and taken to Greenwich to be used at the Royal Observatory. During excavations between 1953 and 1956 the foundations were exposed and consolidated for display.
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Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : English Heritage book of the Tower of London
Source details :
Page(s) : 67-68,115
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Built C13
Monument End Date : 1299
Monument Start Date : 1200
Monument Type : Gate
Evidence : Documentary Evidence
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Demolished c.1675
Monument End Date : 1680
Monument Start Date : 1670
Monument Type : Gate
Evidence : Destroyed Monument

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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : TQ 38 SW 1546
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