Place:Liberty of the Tower, Middlesex, England

NameLiberty of the Tower
Alt namesTower Liberty-Withoutsource: Family History Library Catalog
Coordinates51.509844°N 0.077569°W
Located inMiddlesex, England
Also located inSt Botolph Without Aldgate, London, England     (1895 - )
London, England     (1889 - 1965)
Greater London, England     (1965 - present)
source: Family History Library Catalog

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The Liberty of the Tower was an extra-parochial area lying between the Tower of London and the boundary of the City of London. Like the Tower itself, it was in the county of Middlesex rather than the City of London. It became a civil parish in 1858. In 1889 it was transferred to the newly-created County of London. The parish was abolished in 1895, becoming part of the parish of St Botolph without Aldgate. In turn, the parts of St Botolph without Aldgate outside the City became part of Stepney Metropolitan Borough in 1900, which was itself abolished in 1965 to become part of the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.