A place of execution

A place of execution (HM27HR)

Location: London, England EC3N 4EE Greater London
Country: United Kingdom
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N 51° 30.504', W 0° 4.7'

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Over 400 years, 112 people were executed on Tower Hill watched by crowds of eager spectators. The last execution was in 1747, when many spectators were injured in the crush to watch the beheading of the Scottish rebel Lord Lovat.
The greatest threat to the royal fortress has always come from the City of London so early Tower authorities gained control of the land beyond the moat, including Tower Hill. The extent of these 'Tower Liberties' has been disputed with the City for centuries. The boundary is still marked by stones today.
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HM NumberHM27HR
Placed ByCommonwealth War Graves Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, May 13th, 2018 at 10:02am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)30U E 702743 N 5710410
Decimal Degrees51.50840000, -0.07833333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 51° 30.504', W 0° 4.7'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds51° 30' 30.24" N, 0° 4' 42" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Petty Wales, London England EC3N 4EE, GB
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