Medieval London

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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 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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Jewel Tower stands today behind Westminster Abbey and represents one of the few lasting remnants of the palace of Westminster. The vast majority of what visitors see today when they go to Jewel Tower is from its original construction. The building…

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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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