Medieval London

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A layout of the original Ludgate Blackfriars, before the dissolution in 1538.

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The Palace of Westminster can be seen in the lower left corner of this map. The Jewel Tower's location is marked with a red star.

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This is a close-up of the hammer-beam roof, constructed by Hugh Herland in the late fourteenth century. The beams and the roof itself weigh a collective 836 tons, with the timbers of the beams weighing 660 tons. Featured in this image are the arches…

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The chapel and the crypt, dating from Hubert Walter’s ministry, remain. Interestingly, the windows of the chapel were made in a French style. Lollard’s tower was completed by Archbishop Chicheley in 1435, though it is uncertain if…

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Here is a photo of St Helen's Bishopsgate as it appears in 2015. The two churches continue to rest alongside each other. The building is largely constructed of reigate stone, and the depressed arches of the windows emphasize the building's Gothic…

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Winchester Palace, located in present-day Southwark about 250 meters west of the London Bridge, served as the London residence of the Bishops of Winchester during the Middle Ages.While the west wall remains standing, the other three stone walls were…

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This is the interior of Westminster Hall as it stands today, the majority of which is from the late medieval period, aside from multiple roof renovations. Note the hammer-beam ceiling, the architectural feat of Hugh Herland, each of which is…

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A garden covers the space formerly occupied by the Greyfriars Christ Church. The original site was not rebuilt after its destruction in 1666. The avenue of wooden towers, representative of the original thirteenth century church towers, marks the…

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The medieval stone walls of St. Bride's crypt still stand today. The length of the wall along the left side of the crypt survives from the eleventh century, while the back and right-side wall are from the fifteenth century. Today, an exhibition…

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This is a picture of the opening brick archway of Lincoln's Inn.
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