Well Tower

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

The Purpose of the Well Tower
The purpose of the Well 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.

Well Tower

Well Tower

  • Information & Facts about the Well Tower
  • Key Dates in the Well Towers history
  • Who built the famous Well Tower in the great Tower of London and why?
  • Information & Facts about when the Well Tower was built in the Tower of London

Key Facts and Information about the Well Tower

  • The Well Tower was built by King Edward I
  • The date the Well Tower was built was between 1275 - 1279
  • The Chief Architect and Master Builder of the Well Tower was Master James of St George
  • The Architecture / Style of the Medieval Well Tower is described as Edwardian / Gothic
  • The purpose of the Well Tower was to protect the new river frontage
  • History -  Two water shafts ran from the tower to an underground well from which fresh water could be drawn

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

Well Tower

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