The Tower Wharf

The Tower Wharf (HM27IB)

Location: London, England EC3R Greater London
Country: United Kingdom
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N 51° 30.445', W 0° 4.655'

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This wharf was built in the 13th and 14th centuries to allow ships to dock next to the fortress. Where you are standing now would have been busy and bustling with people loading and unloading ships with weapons and military supplies. From the 1450s onwards armourers manufactured, tested and stored firearms here.
Edward III (1327-77) extended the wharf during the Hundred Years' War against the French. Between 1389 and 1391, the poet Geoffrey Chaucer, who was also Clerk of Works for Richard II, lengthened the wharf to span the whole of the Tower's riverside. In 1803, a 'small arms manufactory', was built following the outbreak of the Napoleonic Wars. Houses and workshops for armourers and Tower officials were also built along the wharf but by the 1860s, all the buildings were cleared away.
HM NumberHM27IB
Placed ByCommonwealth War Graves Commission
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Date Added Monday, May 14th, 2018 at 4:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)30U E 702800 N 5710303
Decimal Degrees51.50741667, -0.07758333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 51° 30.445', W 0° 4.655'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds51° 30' 26.7" N, 0° 4' 39.3" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near Three Quays Walk, London England EC3R, GB
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