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Statutory Address:

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

Greater London Authority
Tower Hamlets (London Borough)
Non Civil Parish
National Grid Reference:
TQ 33620 80607


THE TOWER OF LONDON TQ 3380 21/888 Waterloo Block


Barracks, now museum and offices. 1845. Squared and coursed limestone with ashlar dressings; slate roof; stone stacks. Castellated Gothic Revival style with Domestic Tudor details. 3 storeys; 19-window range. Corbelled crenellated parapet over recessed central bay, with ogee-arched window over Tudor-arched 3-light windows above pointed-arched doorway, which is flanked by octagonal turrets with lancets and gargoyles to string course beneath crenellated parapet. 7-bay ranges, with crenellated parapets and Tudor-arched 2-light transomed windows set in recessed bays, are terminated by slightly-projecting square towers, each with corbelled crenellated parapet, similar fenestration and corbelled square bay window. Other elevations in similar style. Interior: remodelled in mid C20, but retains some segmental brick vaulting. Built to accommodate nearly 1,000 soldiers, after 1841 fire had destroyed Grand Storehouse on site.

Listing NGR: TQ3362080607


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This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 26 Jan 2005
Reference: IOE01/13866/09
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