Tower of London  Middlesex


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Tower of London like this:

Tower of London, par., Middlesex, Tower Hamlets parl. bor., London, 27 ac. (including Old Tower Without), pop. 928. The par. contains the fortress of the same name, founded by William the Conqueror, probably on the site of an older fortress; once a fortress, a royal residence, a court of justice, and a prison, it is now a Government storehouse and armoury. ...

The Tower Subway consists of an iron tube, 7 ft. in diameter and 1235 ft. in length, laid 18 ft. below the bed of the Thames, and running from Great Tower Hill on the Middlesex side of the river to Tooley Street on the Surrey side; it was at first opened (1870) for tramway traffic, but in a few months was made a footway.

Tower of London through time

Tower of London is now part of Tower Hamlets district. Click here for graphs and data of how Tower Hamlets has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Tower of London itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Tower of London, in Tower Hamlets and Middlesex | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 16th April 2024

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