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IoE Number: 206498
Location: THE MIDDLE TOWER, WITH CAUSEWAY TO BYWARD TOWER (QV) AND REMAINS OF CAUSEWAY TO LION TOWER TO WEST,
  STEPNEY, TOWER HAMLETS, GREATER LONDON
Photographer: Miss Jennie Anderson
Date Photographed: 26 January 2005
Date listed: 30 November 1989
Date of last amendment: 30 November 1989
Grade I

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THE TOWER OF LONDONTQ 338021/883The Middle Tower, withCauseway to BywardTower (qv) and Remains

THE TOWER OF LONDON TQ 3380 21/883 The Middle Tower, with Causeway to Byward Tower (qv) and Remains of Causeway to Lion Tower to west GV I Gatehouse. 1275-81; later alterations, principally 1717-19 by Robert Churchill when upper floors rebuilt. Squared and coursed ragstone; refaced in Portland stone in 1717-19. Plan of entrance passage flanked by 2-storey cylindrical towers which have 3-storey rectangular turrets to rear. Arms of George I, by Thomas Green, above pointed chamfered arch of 2 orders, with portcullis slot and rearward arch with meurtrieres; early C18 double doors. Restored loops; windows set in early C18 semicircular arched architraves with keyblocks and impost blocks. Similar fenestration to sides and rear, which has crenellated towers flanking central bay which has early C18 stonework (replacing original timber frame) above pointed chamfered arch; early C18 sentry box attached to south-east corner. Interior: lined with C13 brick; studded doors set in mid C19 pointed- arched architraves on either side of passage, leading on north side to vice and passage with steps to octagonal-shaped room with chamfered ribs to vault (restored in C19) and 6 embrasures and on south side to similar room with restored late C13 fireplace. Subsidiary features: causeway running from east entry to Byward Tower (qv) refaced in C18. Remains of 1275-81 causeway to west, with pointed chamfered archway to north attached to foundations of Lion Tower and outwork of 1275-81, to north.

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