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Plan of the Tower of London from a drawing made in the year MDCCXXVI

Plan of the Tower of London from a drawing made in the year MDCCXXVI

Draughtsman: Lemprière, Clement

Medium: Engraving

Date: 1815

Shelfmark: Maps Crace Port. 8.45

Item number: 45

Length: 356

Width: 457

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Plan

Map scale description: 5'' : 300 Feet

This is a 19th-century copy of a 1726 Lempiere drawing published by the London Society of Antiquaries. The plan's title features in square tablet at top right, with scale bar at bottom centre and a key to towers and chapels in panel at top left. 

The term 'liberties' refers to the area under the Tower's independent jurisdiction. Until 1686, the liberties of the Tower were restricted to the area within its walls and the land on Tower Hill. Three territories were added by James II's charter of 1686: the Minories, the Artillery Ground and the Wellclose.

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