Tower Ditch

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The Tower Ditch, or Tower Moat, was part of the Tower of London’s medieval defences. It was built by the Bishop of Ely while King Richard I was crusading in the Holy Land (1187-1192) (Harben). The ditch was used as a dumping ground for plague victim corpses, human waste from the Tower, and meat carcasses from East Smithfield market.
On the Agas map, the ditch surrounds the Tower of London.
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MLA citation:

Adams, Neil. “Tower Ditch.” The Map of Early Modern London. Ed. Janelle Jenstad. Victoria: University of Victoria. Web. 27 March 2017. <http://mapoflondon.uvic.ca/TOWE6.htm>.

Chicago citation:

Adams, Neil. n.d. “Tower Ditch.” The Map of Early Modern London. Ed. Janelle Jenstad. Victoria: University of Victoria. Accessed March 27, 2017. http://mapoflondon.uvic.ca/TOWE6.htm.

APA citation:

Adams N. (n.d.). Tower Ditch. In J. Jenstad (Ed.), The Map of Early Modern London. Retrieved March 27, 2017, from http://mapoflondon.uvic.ca/TOWE6.htm

TEI citation:

<bibl> <author><persName><surname>Adams</surname>, <forename>Neil</forename></persName></author> (<date>n.d.</date>). <title level="a">Tower Ditch</title>. In <editor><persName><forename>J.</forename> <surname>Jenstad</surname></persName></editor> (Ed.), <title level="m">The Map of Early Modern London</title>. Retrieved <date when="2017-03-27">March 27, 2017</date>, from <ref target="http://mapoflondon.uvic.ca/TOWE6.htm">http://mapoflondon.uvic.ca/TOWE6.htm</ref> </bibl>