The Byward Postern

The Byward Postern (HM27I9)

Location: London, England EC3R Greater London
Country: United Kingdom
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N 51° 30.466', W 0° 4.668'

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This area is a gateway that links the tower to the Thames waterfront on the wharf. It was a private entrance where important people and goods were brought into the Tower. Coins and bullion would also have been brought through here and into the Mint, which was located across the street.
Above you is a sculpture of a lion's head. Medieval kings chose the lion as a powerful symbol of royal authority. This part of the Byward postern was built during the reign of King Edward III, who ruled between 1327 and 1377. Above the postern was the 'King's Exchange', where merchants sold precious metals to the Mint.
HM NumberHM27I9
Placed ByCommonwealth War Graves Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, May 14th, 2018 at 4:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)30U E 702783 N 5710341
Decimal Degrees51.50776667, -0.07780000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 51° 30.466', W 0° 4.668'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds51° 30' 27.96" N, 0° 4' 40.08" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Three Quays Walk, London England EC3R, GB
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