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Jewel Tower

Jewel Tower Abingdon Street, SW1
Westminster

The Jewel Tower is a remnant of the Palace of Westminster, one of its few structures to survive the 1834 fire. The tower itself was constructed between 1365-66, most likely designed by Henry Yevele, also noted for his work on Westminster Abbey. This three story tower, surrounded by a moat, was used to house the monarch's valubles until the reign of King Henry the VII. Between 1621-1864, Parliamentary records were kept in the Jewel Tower, and from 1864 to 1938, it was used by the office of Weights and Measures. The tower now houses a collection of pottery and other artifacts excavated from the surrounding area.


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