Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 163,480 pages of information and 245,913 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Tower of London: Iron Drawbridge

From Graces Guide
Is this the 1835 drawbridge?
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1835 'A new drawbridge has been erected over the Tower moat facing the river, and near to the entrance to the Tower at what is termed Traitors'-gate. The bridge has been erected for facilitating the deposit of stores, &c., in the new warehouses in the Tower. In order to erect this bridge it was necessary to cut through the ramparts, which are seven feet thick, and formed of firmly-cemented stone, brick, &c.'[1]

There is an iron drawbridge leading to the Byward Postern Gate. Is this the 1835 bridge?

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Sources of Information

  1. Public Ledger and Daily Advertiser - Wednesday 4 February 1835