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Little Tower Hill

Little Tower Hill was a common northeast of the Tower of London, between East Smithfield and the Minories. According to Stow, it had become greatly diminished by building of tenements and garden plots by 1593, flanked to the north and west by certaine faire Almes houses, strongly builded of Bricke and timber, and couered with slate for the poore (Stow).
The Little in its name is a modern addition that distinguishes it from Tower Hill to the west, beyond Posterngate. In the sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries, Tower Hill and Little Tower Hill were known by the same name (Harben).


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MLA citation

Adams, Neil. Little Tower Hill. The Map of Early Modern London, Edition 7.0, edited by Janelle Jenstad, U of Victoria, 05 May 2022, INP.

Chicago citation

Adams, Neil. Little Tower Hill. The Map of Early Modern London, Edition 7.0. Ed. Janelle Jenstad. Victoria: University of Victoria. Accessed May 05, 2022. INP.

APA citation

Adams, N. 2022. Little Tower Hill. In J. Jenstad (Ed), The Map of Early Modern London (Edition 7.0). Victoria: University of Victoria. Retrieved from INP.

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TEI citation

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Disambiguation for the Tower

The Tower of London describes the whole complex of the tower. Tower Ditch forms the boundary around the Tower of London and Little Tower Hill and Tower Hill are important places of execution.