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The Tower of London moat : archaeological excavations 1995-9

Author: G Keevill
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford Archaeological Unit for English Heritage, 2004.
Series: Historic Royal Palaces monograph, no. 1.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Royal Palaces established the Tower Environs Scheme in the mid 1990s to improve the area around the Tower of London and provide it with a setting worthy of its status as a World Heritage Site. The idea of reflooding the moat was one of the most exciting proposals under consideration, and a major programme of archaeological and technical investigations was undertaken to assess its feasibility. This led in 1995  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Keevill, G. (Graham).
Tower of London moat.
Oxford : Oxford Archaeological Unit for English Heritage, 2004
(OCoLC)645909927
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: G Keevill
ISBN: 0904220354 9780904220353
OCLC Number: 56345978
Description: xix, 315 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm.
Contents: Foreword / Major General G W Field --
A Place in History: The Development of the Tower of London and Its Environs --
The landscape of London: the setting for the castle --
Roman Londinium --
Late Saxon London --
The Norman Conquest: castles to dominate a city --
Early growth of the castle, and developments in its environs --
The expansion of the Tower under Henry III and Edward I --
The environs in the 13th century --
Development of the riverside: the Tower, wharf and quays to the west --
Administration: the Tower Liberties, parochial and other matters --
The later medieval and Tudor Tower --
The post-medieval Tower and its environs --
Victorian London, and the changing face of its Tower --
The modern Tower: developments in the 20th century --
Rebuilding the city: post-war developments --
Taking the Tower towards a new millennium-the Tower Environs Scheme --
Past Excavations in the Moat at the Tower of London --
The excavations --
The junction of the outer curtain wall and Byward Tower in the west moat, 1958 --
St Thomas's Tower, 1958-9 --
The 1958 test pit --
The 1958-9 area excavation --
The east moat turrets, 1959-60 --
The outer curtain wall, Legge's Mount and Brass Mount, 1981-2 --
Archaeology in the Tower Environs Scheme --
The moat evaluations: approach and strategy --
The geophysical surveys --
The auger surveys --
The excavations --
Finds --
Pottery --
Clay pipe --
Metal, bone and other materials --
Glass --
Leather --
Stonework --
Dendrochronology --
Animal bone --
Environmental evidence.
Series Title: Historic Royal Palaces monograph, no. 1.
Responsibility: by Graham Keevil.

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It is easy to take our most important historic monuments for granted, and there is a commonly-held view that we know everything about them. Archaeology, however, has the capacity to surprise us by  Read more...

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as well-written, professional and informative as any archaeologist would wish, '--Richard Gilpin "London Archaeologist, 2005 "

 
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