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Site Of The Grand Storehouse

Hob Uid: 1106075
Location :
Greater London Authority
Tower Hamlets
Non Civil Parish
Grid Ref : TQ3362080610
Summary : The Grand Storehouse at the Tower of London was built between 1688 and 1691 to replace inadequate storehouses that lay to the north of the White Tower on the instruction of George Legge, the Master General of the Ordnance. It was a substantial building of 110m long and 18m wide of 2 storeys with an attic. It contained the Grand Staircase which was use by members of the Royal family or nobility to visit displays housed on the first floor in the Small Armoury. It is alleged that the design for the building was produced by Sir Christopher Wren. The building gradually became more of a museum to house artillery and trophies of war captured from around the world. The whole building and its vast collections were destroyed by fire in 1841. The site is now occupied by the Waterloo Block.
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Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : English Heritage book of the Tower of London
Source details :
Page(s) : 70-3,90,95,112
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Built 1688-91
Monument End Date : 1691
Monument Start Date : 1688
Monument Type : Storehouse
Evidence : Documentary Evidence
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Destroyed 1841
Monument End Date : 1841
Monument Start Date : 1841
Monument Type : Storehouse
Evidence : Destroyed Monument

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External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Greater London)
External Cross Reference Number : 81053
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : TQ 38 SW 1543
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, TOWER OF LONDON
Activity type : WATCHING BRIEF
Start Date : 1994-01-01
End Date : 1994-12-31