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

N 51° 30.475', W 0° 4.597'

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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.
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Date Added Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018 at 7:02pm PDT -07:00
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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
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near 35 Tower Hill, London England EC3N 4DR, GB
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