London history over 2000 years

London history over 2000 years

Roman London, the London Wall - Roman Wall House

Roman London - the London wall

These pages are based on a "Royal Commission On Historical Monuments 1834" - actually it is 1928; which is in the public domain.

A mapping of the area is always good, modern day compared to pre-1900 maps from the NLS site

(9) . Roman Wall House. In 1905, on clearing the site of Nos. 18-20 Jewry Street and No. 1 Crutched Friars, a length of about 40 feet of the inner face of the wall (Plate 26) was uncovered Its maximum height was 8-9 feet, the base being 8 1/2 feet below the present ground-level. The usual triple levelling-course of brick was surmounted by four courses of squared rag-stone and a triple bonding-course, six courses of squared rag-stone and a double bonding-course with the usual offsets. A large portion of this fragment is Preserved in the basement of the modern building.

View of wall as exposed in 1905 - in Roman Wall House

View of wall as exposed in 1905 - in Roman Wall House

Part of the remains as in 1927, of the town wall, Jewry street and Crutched friars in Roman Wall House

Part of the remains as in 1927, of the town wall, Jewry street and Crutched friars in Roman Wall House

Here is a far better description, than I could ever envisage, with lots of pictures inside the building, too.

And Last updated on: Wednesday, 15-May-2019 16:03:58 BST

London pub history directory.

Roman London, from Julius Caesar

Roman London - primitive plan

Roman London - the London city walls

Kings to 1065

Saxon London

Kings and Queens 1066 to date

More London

Londons lost Rivers

New Post Office

1832 Street directory

1843 Street directory

All 1899 pubs and beer

LCC 1918 Summary

1921 Street directory

The remains of the London Wall - circa 1926

Excavations of the London Wall

1940 Street directory

LONDON Pub History

Accessible Rail transport

Pubs 2018

London Gates