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Tower Green

Hob Uid: 1109292
Location :
Greater London Authority
Tower Hamlets
Non Civil Parish
Grid Ref : TQ3354080540
Summary : Tower Green at the Tower of London lies in the south-west corner of the Inmost ward and is thought to have been an area of garden for 300 years. In 1975 trenches for fuel pipes for the new heating system revealed features of 16th century date including 2 walled gardens and the site previous site of the main guard. Historical documentation revealed that Sir Walter Raleigh was permitted to exercise here during his captivity in the Tower.
More information :

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : The London archaeologist
Source details :
Page(s) : 320-6
Figs. :
Plates :
Vol(s) : 3, 1979
Source Number : 2
Source : English Heritage book of the Tower of London
Source details :
Page(s) : 26
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Medieval
Monument End Date : 1540
Monument Start Date : 1066
Monument Type : Walled Garden, Guardhouse
Evidence : Documentary Evidence
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Post Medieval
Monument End Date : 1901
Monument Start Date : 1540
Monument Type : Garden
Evidence : Botanical Feature

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : TQ 38 SW 1548
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, TOWER OF LONDON, TOWER GREEN
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 1975-01-01
End Date : 1975-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, TOWER GREEN, TOWER OF LONDON
Activity type : WATCHING BRIEF
Start Date : 2007-01-01
End Date : 2007-12-31