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The White Tower Also known as Her Majesty's Palace and Fortress, The Tower of London and The Great Tower

 

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  • The Tower of London is built on the site of an original Roman fortification to protect London.
  • The White Tower was built under the orders of William the Conqueror, and is the first part of the Tower of London that stands today.
  • The White Tower was used as a prison - the last prisoner was Rudolf Hess who left in 1945.
  • Until 1998 the Tower hosted the Royal Armoury, a collection of weapons and armour through the ages.

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05-01-2007 > Tower of London Threatened By Cancelled Scraper

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Architect
Bishop Gundulf of Rochester

Reference Data

Reference No.
3810
First Uploaded
19-02-2006
Last Editorial Date
26-11-2014
 

Building Location

Address
Tower Hill, London. EC3
Council
City of London
County
London
Region
London
Country
United Kingdom

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Building Specification

Status
Complete
Construction start date
1078
Completion date
1097
Heritage Status
World Heritage Site
Style
Romanesque

Roof Height (AGL)
27.50

Total Floors (O.G)
6

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Primary Use
Castle


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