"Tower of London - Water Lane" Historical Tip by kris-t

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  Tower of London - Water Lane
by kris-t

Favorite thing: Water Lane was created by Edward I's expansion of the Tower in 1275-85 when the whole of the Outer Ward along the south was reclaimed from the river and a towered curtain wall constructed along the foreshore of the Thames.

Fondest memory: Before this time all the towers on the inner curtain wall stood on the river's edge, hence the name Water Lane

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Feb 6, 2006
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