Tower Ditch

TheTower 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. 09 April, 2018. <http://mapoflondon.uvic.ca/TOWE6.htm>.

Chicago citation

Adams, Neil. Tower Ditch. The Map of Early Modern London. Ed. Janelle Jenstad. Victoria: University of Victoria. Accessed April 09, 2018. http://mapoflondon.uvic.ca/TOWE6.htm.

APA citation

Adams, N. 2018. Tower Ditch. In J. Jenstad (Ed), The Map of Early Modern London. Victoria: University of Victoria. Retrieved from http://mapoflondon.uvic.ca/TOWE6.htm

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TEI citation

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