London history over 2000 years

London history over 2000 years

Roman London, the London Wall - America Square

Roman London - the London wall

These pages are based on a "Royal Commission On Historical Monuments 1834" - actually it is 1928; which is in the public domain.

A mapping of the area is always good, modern day compared to pre-1900 maps from the NLS site

(8) . America Square. In 1908 the demolition of Nos 15 and 16 America Square, a short distance North of the piece last described, revealed a stretch of about 65 feet of the wall (Fig. 19), and a further special excavation was made to determine its character. Above the plinth it stood to a height of 7 feet and was 8 1/4 feet thick. The base was 16 feet below the street-level of America Square, The external face showed four courses of squared rag-stone above the plinth, followed by a triple bonding course, six courses of squared rag-stone and a double bonding-course. The internal face showed the usual offsets.

London Wall, America square

London Wall, America square

City wall and the ditch in America square

City wall and the ditch in America square

In 2019, America square, like most of the rest of London, has changed dramatically. This section of the wall is now inside a large conference centre.

One America square, London - in May 2019

One America square, London - in May 2019

If you peer into the floor level sky-lights down into the conference centre, you an just make out a section of the wall. this near to the corner of the building.

Here is a far better description, than I could ever envisage, with lots of pictures inside the building, too.

And Last updated on: Monday, 11-Nov-2019 01:13:51 GMT

London pub history directory.


Roman London - primitive plan

Roman London - the London city walls

Londons lost Rivers

1832 Street directory

1843 Street directory

All 1899 pubs and beer

LCC 1918 Summary

1921 Street directory

Excavations of the London Wall

1940 Street directory

LONDON Pub History

TFL stations