London history over 2000 years

London history over 2000 years

Roman London, the London Wall - Wardrobe 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.

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

(1). Wardrobe Tower, Tower of London. A length of about 10 1/2 feet of wall remains standing to a height of 4 3/4 feet at the back of the Wardrobe Tower. The thickness above the plinth is 6 feet 11 inches, and the external facing above the sandstone plinth consists of four courses of squared rag, three courses of brick carried through the wall and two more courses of rag. On the internal face of the wall an offset of three courses of brick corresponds in level to the plinth. The line of this fragment, which is still exposed, if produced southwards would strike the modern Lanthorn Tower which stands some feet to the N. of its predecessor. The known line of the wall to the North of the Wardrobe Tower indicates that at this point there was a slight angle in the wall itself.
Excavations made in 1904 to trace the course of the wall to the South of this point showed that all remains of the Roman structure had been removed.

 

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