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Travel Information about UK and London

(GMT)08 JUN 2017 LIELAEH:  The old Roman walls in London.
Visit the link and find the list of Roman walls in London.
An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in London, Volume 3, Roman London. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1928.
(1). Wardrobe Tower, Tower of London. A length of about 10½ ft. of wall (Fig. 11) remains standing to a height of 4¾ ft. at the back of the Wardrobe Tower. The thickness above the plinth is 6 ft. 11 in., and the external facing above the sandstone plinth consists of four courses of squared rag, three courses of brick carried through the wall and two more courses of rag. On the internal face of the wall an offset of three courses of brick corresponds in level to the plinth. The line of this fragment, which is still exposed, if produced southwards would strike the modern Lanthorn Tower which stands some feet to the N. of its predecessor. The known line of the wall to the N. of the Wardrobe Tower indicates that at this point there was a slight angle in the wall itself [Journ. Brit. Arch. Assoc., XXXVII, 280; XXXVIII, 130]. Excavations made in 1904 to trace the course of the wall to the S. of this point showed that all remains of the Roman structure had been removed [Arch., LX, 239]...........

http://www.british-history.ac.uk/rchme/london/vol3/pp83-106





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