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Roman London, the London Wall - Roman Wall House

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

(9) . Roman Wall House. In 1905, on clearing the site of Nos. 18-20 Jewry Street and No. 1 Crutched Friars, a length of about 40 feet of the inner face of the wall (Plate 26) was uncovered Its maximum height was 8-9 feet, the base being 8 1/2 feet below the present ground-level. The usual triple levelling-course of brick was surmounted by four courses of squared rag-stone and a triple bonding-course, six courses of squared rag-stone and a double bonding-course with the usual offsets. A large portion of this fragment is Preserved in the basement of the modern building.

View of wall as exposed in 1905 - in Roman Wall House

View of wall as exposed in 1905 - in Roman Wall House

Part of the remains as in 1927, of the town wall, Jewry street and Crutched friars in Roman Wall House

Part of the remains as in 1927, of the town wall, Jewry street and Crutched friars in Roman Wall House

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

And Last updated on: Wednesday, 10-Jun-2020 23:02:20 BST