Esoteric London

No. 434: London Wall, EC2

Posted in Architectural by esotericlondon on October 27, 2011

Shakespeare Tower, Barbican Estate, London Wall, London, EC2. Photo © Roger Dean 2011

A Survey of London – John Stow, 1598:

On the north-west side of the city, near unto Redcross Street, there was a tower, commonly called Barbican, or Burhkenning; for that the same being placed on a high ground, and also built of some good height, was in old time as a watch-tower for the city, from whence a man might behold and view the whole city towards the south, and also into Kent, Sussex and Surrey, and likewise every other way, east, north, or west.

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  1. Carey said, on October 27, 2011 at 11:58 am

    Great pic Roger…

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