Leicester Tower, Evesham, Worcestershire

Leicester Tower, Evesham, Worcestershire
Photograph taken 14 September 2001 © Mr Peter Harnwell. Source Historic England Archive ref: 147534

The Leicester Tower to the west of Abbey Manor House was built in c1842. A stone tablet above the doorway is inscribed "This tower erected in the year 1842 to the memory of Simon de Montfort, Earl of Leicester, the father and founder of the British House of Commons who was slain in the Battle of Evesham in the year 1265".

Location

Worcestershire Evesham

Period

Medieval (Middle Ages) (1066 - 1484)

Tags

tower monument memorial remembrance battle war victorian (1837 - 1901)