West Gate of the Tower

The West Gate of the Tower was located on the western side of the Tower of London at or near the joining of Tower Street and two unnamed roadways: one leading to Lion Tower and the other to Tower Wharf (A Map of Tudor London, 1520). In 1321 inquest, the gate was described as being in the Parish of All Hallows (Barking) in Tower Street Ward, potentially making it a part of London and the jurisdictionally independent Tower of London (Harben, Tower of London).
The West Gate was destroyed by an earthquake in 1240 and then later rebuilt as a part of general improvements to the Tower made during the reign of Edward I (Stow 1633, sig. E3r-E3v). According to Stow, this was the most principal gate of the Tower and was used for the receipt and delivery of all kindes of carriages (Stow 1633, sig. E3v).


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Zabel, Jamie. West Gate of the Tower. The Map of Early Modern London, Edition 7.0, edited by Janelle Jenstad, U of Victoria, 05 May 2022, mapoflondon.uvic.ca/edition/7.0/WEST34.htm. INP.

Chicago citation

Zabel, Jamie. West Gate of the Tower. The Map of Early Modern London, Edition 7.0. Ed. Janelle Jenstad. Victoria: University of Victoria. Accessed May 05, 2022. mapoflondon.uvic.ca/edition/7.0/WEST34.htm. INP.

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Zabel, J. 2022. West Gate of the Tower. In J. Jenstad (Ed), The Map of Early Modern London (Edition 7.0). Victoria: University of Victoria. Retrieved from https://mapoflondon.uvic.ca/editions/7.0/WEST34.htm. INP.

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