Edward I's formidable fortress

Edward I's formidable fortress (HM27HK)

Location: London, England EC3N 4EE Greater London
Country: United Kingdom
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N 51° 30.545', W 0° 4.674'

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By 1281 Edward I had swept aside his father Henry III's moat and entrance and replaced them with new, more sophisticated versions. He ringed Henry III's outer wall with another, making the Tower a concentric castle.
Begun in 1275, the moat was dug to keep attackers at a distance and to prevent them undermining the castle walls. The mighty fortress would have been reflected in its waters. The moat had a more peaceful role too — it was used as a fishpond to supply the castle with food and also powered two mills.
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HM NumberHM27HK
Placed ByCommonwealth War Graves Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, May 13th, 2018 at 7:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)30U E 702770 N 5710488
Decimal Degrees51.50908333, -0.07790000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 51° 30.545', W 0° 4.674'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds51° 30' 32.7" N, 0° 4' 40.44" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2 Tower Hill, London England EC3N 4EE, GB
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