The White Tower and Royal Armouries

The White Tower and Royal Armouries (HM27PN)

Location: London, England EC3N 4DR Greater London
Country: United Kingdom
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N 51° 30.47', W 0° 4.536'

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William the Conqueror began building his great keep, known as the White Tower in the 1070s, and it was probably finished by his sons. They built the White Tower on this spot to frighten invaders arriving from the river and to intimidate the conquered Londoners. Inside it had two floors above a deep basement. A thick central wall divided each floor into two large rooms, with a chapel on the upper floor. The earliest record of painting the building white was in March 1240 during Henry III's reign.
Designed as a royal residence for the Norman kings, the keep soon became more useful as a safe place to keep things. For over 700 years the White Tower's main use was as a military storehouse and is still used today by the Royal Armouries to display weapons and armour. ( the text is also presented in ten additional languages)
HM NumberHM27PN
Placed ByCommonwealth War Graves Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018 at 4:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)30U E 702936 N 5710355
Decimal Degrees51.50783333, -0.07560000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 51° 30.47', W 0° 4.536'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds51° 30' 28.2" N, 0° 4' 32.16" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 35 Tower Hill, London England EC3N 4DR, GB
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