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Miniature Rifle Range

Hob Uid: 1109513
Location :
Greater London Authority
Tower Hamlets
Non Civil Parish
Grid Ref : TQ3370080580
Summary : The miniature rifle range at the Tower of London was a prefabricated structure in the Outer Ward between the Martin Tower and the Constables Tower. The date of its construction is uncertain but presumed to be post medieval. It was used as the location for the last execution at the Tower, that of Josef Jakobs, a German spy who was led before a firing squad in 1941. The structure was demolished in 1969.
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Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : English Heritage book of the Tower of London
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Page(s) : 117-118
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Post Medieval
Monument End Date : 1901
Monument Start Date : 1540
Monument Type : Firing Range
Evidence : Documentary Evidence
Monument Period Name : 20th Century
Display Date : Demolished 1969
Monument End Date : 1969
Monument Start Date : 1969
Monument Type : Firing Range
Evidence : Destroyed Monument

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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : TQ 38 SW 1569
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