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Monument Number 405247

Hob Uid: 405247
Location :
Greater London Authority
Tower Hamlets
Non Civil Parish
Grid Ref : TQ3363080540
Summary : Part of a Roman building was found during work on the plinth at the White Tower. The walls were of ragstone and several rooms were discovered between the eastern side of the Tower and the Roman city wall. The relationship between this and the wall remains doubtful as all layers between the two had been destroyed by later foundations.
More information : (TQ 33638054)

361 Tower of London, E. of White Tower, 1956-7
During work on the plinth of the White Tower, part of a Roman
building was discovered and excavated by the Ministry of Works.
The walls were of ragstone, and several rooms were found between
the E. side of the White Tower and the Roman city wall. One
of these had a floor of red tesserae, the others being mainly of
cement. The relationship of the building to the city wall remains
doubtful, since all the layers between the two had been
destroyed by later foundations.

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : The journal of Roman studies
Source details : 1957
Page(s) : 220
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Plates :
Vol(s) : 47
Source Number : 2
Source : The journal of Roman studies
Source details : 1958
Page(s) : 144
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Plates :
Vol(s) : 48
Source Number : 3
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Roman City of London 1965 No.361
Page(s) : 297-298
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Roman
Display Date : Roman
Monument End Date : 410
Monument Start Date : 43
Monument Type : Building
Evidence : Destroyed Monument

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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : TQ 38 SW 724
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