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Wardrobe Tower

Hob Uid: 1109282
Location :
Greater London Authority
Tower Hamlets
Non Civil Parish
Grid Ref : TQ3364180527
Summary : The medieval remains of the Wardrobe Tower at the Tower of London incorporates the base of a Roman bastion semi-circular in plan and apparently hollow. The tower is thought to have been built between 1189 and 1216. It stands at the south east corner of the White Tower and now consists of rubble masonry of stone and broken brick standing to a height of about 7ft. A clock turret was added in 1673 but was considered to be of a dangerous narrow design and was removed in 1715. The tower was linked to the south-east corner of the White Tower with a buttresses wall which was demolished in 1883. The monument was partially demolished in 1879 by John Taylor who had ben employed to direct restoration works at the Tower.
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Source Number : 1
Source : English Heritage book of the Tower of London
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Source Number : 2
Source : The London archaeologist
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Page(s) : 421
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Vol(s) : 2, 1976

Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Built in late C12 or early C13
Monument End Date : 1216
Monument Start Date : 1189
Monument Type : Tower
Evidence : Demolished Building
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Demolished 1879
Monument End Date : 1879
Monument Start Date : 1879
Monument Type : Tower
Evidence : Demolished Building

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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : TQ 38 SW 1547
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Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, TOWER OF LONDON, (SOUTH OF THE WARDROBE TOWER)
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 1904-01-01
End Date : 1904-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, TOWER OF LONDON, WARDROBE TOWER
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 1958-01-01
End Date : 1958-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, WARDROBE TOWER, TOWER OF LONDON
Activity type : ARCHITECTURAL SURVEY
Start Date : 2017-01-01
End Date : 2017-12-31