Middle Tower

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The Middle Tower
The History of the Tower of London is great, bloody and cruel and the Middle Tower has its part to play in its story. Middle 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 Middle Tower.

 
 
 
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  • Who built the Middle Tower in the great Tower of London?
  • Information & Facts about when the Middle Tower was built

Middle Tower

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

The Middle Tower - Key Facts and Information about the Towers

  • The Middle Tower was built by King Henry III
  • The date the Middle Tower was built was between 1238 - 1272
  • The Chief Architect and Master Builder of the Middle Tower was Henry de Reyns together with John of Gloucester and Robert of Beverley
  • The Architecture / Style of the Medieval Middle Tower is described as Norman (Romanesque) / Edwardian / Gothic
  • History - The Middle Tower was originally built by Henry III, but has been entirely refaced. Through its archway the stone bridge can be accessed which formerly had, in the centre, a wooden drawbridge. There were two portcullis. The Middle Tower was so named because it was built between two other towers.
  • The two towers on either side of the Middle Tower are the Lion Tower (no longer visible) and the Byward Tower.

The Middle Tower
The very walls of the Middle Tower contain some of the bloody secrets and the of the history of the Tower of London. Which King was responsible for building the Middle 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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