Develin Tower

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The Develin Tower
The History of the Tower of London is great, bloody and cruel and the Develin Tower has its part to play in its story. Develin Tower is just one of the 21 towers which, together, form the Tower of London castle complex. The Tower of London covers an area of 18 acres and its magnificent architecture covers almost all the styles which have flourished in England. Although the Tower is no longer a place of great military strength it has in time past been a fortress, a palace, and a prison. This section provides key facts and information about the Develin Tower.

The Purpose of the Develin Tower
The purpose of the Develin Tower changed according to the requirements of the era.

 
 
 
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In general terms the towers were built for accommodation, including prisons, and as gateways protecting the Tower of London concentric castle complex. The concentric castle design ensured protection of the Tower of London with successive lines of fortification - many of the different towers were gradually added, over many hundreds of years, providing additional protection. Specific facts and info about which English King was responsible for building the towers, when the towers were built, the style of architecture and interesting info about its history.

Develin Tower

Develin Tower

  • Information & Facts about Develin Tower
  • Key Dates in Develin Tower's history
  • Who built the Develin Tower in the great Tower of London?
  • Information & Facts about when the Develin Tower was built

Key Facts and Information about the Develin Tower

  • The Develin Tower was built by King Edward I
  • The Develin Tower was built during 1282 and the late 1500's a causeway ran from the Develin Tower across the moat to the since demolished Iron Gate.
  • The Chief Architect and Master Builder of the Develin Tower was Master James of St George
  • The Architecture / Style of the Medieval Develin Tower is described as Gothic
  • History - The furthest tower to the East is the Develin Tower. It was partly rebuilt during the seventeenth century it then refaced in the nineteenth century by
  • Anthony Salvin, a Victorian architect, who was appointed in 1851 to 'restore' the Tower to a pseudo-medieval form so it could be opened to the public

The Develin Tower
The very walls of the Develin Tower contain some of the bloody secrets and the of the history of the Tower of London. Which King was responsible for building the Develin Tower and what was his reason? When was it built? Interesting facts and info about the history of the Tower of London!

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