London history over 2000 years

London history over 2000 years

Roman London, the London Wall - Bowyer Tower, Tower of London

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.

(23) . London Wall, between Throgmorton Avenue and Moor gate Street. The greater part of this long stretch of wall was standing until 1817, when it formed the back-enclosure of Bethlehem Hospital.
The destruction of 75 yards of it is recorded at that date, but without details as to its construction , The road was then widened towards the North, and now covers the site of the wall. A view of this section, dated 1812, is engraved in J. T. Smith, Ancient Topography of London, 28. In 1905 telephone-mains were laid, in the core of the wall, from Moorgate Street for a considerable distance eastwards. A manhole, sunk opposite No. 57, was carried down 15 1/4 feet through the wall, the base of which would appear to have been one foot lower.

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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