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Monument Number 1109453

Hob Uid: 1109453
Location :
Greater London Authority
Tower Hamlets
Non Civil Parish
Grid Ref : TQ3370080400
Summary : The Iron Gate at the Tower of London was a simple gate tower constructed during the reign of Edward III and formed part of larger plans to strengthen the southern defences. The tower commanded a walled causeway through to the Develin Tower at the south east corner of the outer wall. It was demolished in 1680 on the orders of a committee invesitgating the strength of the defences and exploring ideas for expanding accommodation for the garrison.
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Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : English Heritage book of the Tower of London
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Page(s) : 48,77
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Built between 1340 and 1360
Monument End Date : 1360
Monument Start Date : 1340
Monument Type : Gate Tower, Causeway
Evidence : Documentary Evidence
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Demolished 1680
Monument End Date : 1680
Monument Start Date : 1680
Monument Type : Gate Tower, Causeway
Evidence : Destroyed Monument

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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : TQ 38 SW 1561
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