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The Jewel House (Or Tower) of the Palace of Westminster

A Grade I Listed Building in City of Westminster, London

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4985 / 51°29'54"N

Longitude: -0.1264 / 0°7'35"W

OS Eastings: 530148

OS Northings: 179387

OS Grid: TQ301793

Mapcode National: GBR HK.S0

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.RLJN

Plus Code: 9C3XFVXF+9C

Entry Name: The Jewel House (Or Tower) of the Palace of Westminster

Listing Date: 5 February 1970

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1225529

English Heritage Legacy ID: 421946

Location: St. James's, Westminster, London, SW1P

County: London

District: City of Westminster

Electoral Ward/Division: St James's

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: City of Westminster

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St Matthew Westminster

Church of England Diocese: London

Tagged with: Tower Museum

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Description


TQ 3079 SW CITY OF WESTMINSTER OLD PALACE YARD, SW1
101/11 (south side)
The Jewel House (or Tower)
5.2.70 of the Palace of Westminster
G.V. I
Royal Treasure House or repository forming the south west corner of the
former Privy Palace. 1364-66, by Henry Yevele, with windows and parapet
renewed 1718-19. Principally stone rubble with Portland stone dressed
windows. L plan tower, with north polygonal stair turret. 3 storeys.
Entrance in re-entrant angle. Round arched windows in the Hugh May
(Windsor) or Vanbrugh manner. Interior has tierceron vaults in basement
similar to those of the former Cellarer's Building No. 20 Dean's Yard,
Broad Sanctuary, q.v. 1st floor has C.17 brick vaulted strong room with
iron door dated 1621.
History of the King's Works; Howard Colvin ed.
Archaeological Journal, 1964


Listing NGR: TQ3014879387

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