Entering the fortress

Entering the fortress (HM27HP)

Location: London, England EC3N 4EE Greater London
Country: United Kingdom
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N 51° 30.501', W 0° 4.697'

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By 1281 Edward I had completed the Tower's formidable new land entrance. Two huge stone gate towers and a semi-circular barbican (now demolished) were linked by causeways defended with drawbridges.
These massive fortifications, bristling with arrow loops, were surrounded by a water-filled moat. All visitors arriving from the City travelled along this impressive route. They would have been left in no doubt about the power of the castle's owner — the king of England.
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HM NumberHM27HP
Placed ByCommonwealth War Graves Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, May 13th, 2018 at 10:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)30U E 702747 N 5710405
Decimal Degrees51.50835000, -0.07828333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 51° 30.501', W 0° 4.697'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds51° 30' 30.06" N, 0° 4' 41.82" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near Petty Wales, London England EC3N 4EE, GB
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