Coldharbour Gate tower and Innermost Ward wall

Coldharbour Gate tower and Innermost Ward wall (HM27PY)

Location: London, England EC3N 4DR Greater London
Country: United Kingdom
Buy United Kingdom flags at!

N 51° 30.475', W 0° 4.597'

  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites
The Coldharbour Gate foundations and this ruined wall are all that survive of the formidable late-1230s defences built by Henry III to protect his royal palace. Coldharbour was later used as a prison, though it wasn't escape-proof. Alice Tankerville, charged with piracy, broke out with help from a lovelorn Tower servant in 1533.
Coldharbour was defended by huge cylindrical turrets but was sadly demolished in the 17th century. The Inmost Ward wall had arrow loops which allowed archers to fire on any attackers who breached the Bloody Tower gate. The wall was concealed for centuries by later buildings until it was re-exposed in 1940 by Second World War bomb damage.
( the text is also presented in ten additional languages)
HM NumberHM27PY
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018 at 7:02pm PDT -07:00
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)30U E 702865 N 5710361
Decimal Degrees51.50791667, -0.07661667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 51° 30.475', W 0° 4.597'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds51° 30' 28.5" N, 0° 4' 35.82" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
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
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Nearby Markersshow on map
Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. Is this marker part of a series?
  2. What historical period does the marker represent?
  3. What historical place does the marker represent?
  4. What type of marker is it?
  5. What class is the marker?
  6. What style is the marker?
  7. Does the marker have a number?
  8. What year was the marker erected?
  9. Who or what organization placed the marker?
  10. This marker needs at least one picture.
  11. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  12. Is the marker in the median?