Place:Tower Hill, London, England

NameTower Hill
Alt namesTower Hillsource: from redirect
Coordinates51.5085°N 0.0782°W
Located inLondon, England
See alsoStepney, Middlesex, Englandlocation prior to 1900
Stepney (metropolitan borough), London, Englandlocation 1900-1966
Tower Hamlets (London Borough), Greater London, Englandlocation since 1966
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Tower Hill is a complex city or garden square northwest of the Tower of London, now located in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets just outside the City of London boundary yet inside what remains of the London Wall — a large fragment of which survives toward its east.

It was an extra-parochial area with moniker "Great Tower Hill". For centuries it hosted public executions, particularly of attainted peers.

Today it is notable for being the site of the Tower Hill Memorial in its Trinity Square Gardens, a pair of Commonwealth War Graves Commission memorials. The memorials, one for the First World War and one for the Second, commemorate civilian merchant sailors and fishermen who were killed as a result of enemy action and have no known grave.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Tower Hill. This includes a list of the most prominent people executed.

NOTE: Between 1900 and 1966 this part of London Borough of Tower Hamlets was known as Stepney Metropolitan Borough in the County of London, England. Prior to 1900 it was in Stepney, Middlesex, England.

The page in Wikipedia from which the above description was taken was rewritten in 2017 and 2018 by various Wikipedia contributors.

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