SU4210 : God's House Tower

taken 3 years ago, near to Southampton, Great Britain

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God's House Tower
God's House Tower
A plaque fixed to the wall (SU4210 : God's House Tower (plaque)) gives this information:

"God's House Tower with spur work was built in the early 15th century to protect the sluice gates which controlled the flow of water into the town moat.
The tower is a three-storeyed building with a stone turret stairway leading from the second floor to the battlements. The building was designed for use with artillery and was the headquarters of the town gunner, an important official in the 15th century.
during the 18th century the debtors prison and felons gaol were housed in this ancient fortification"
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 6 July, 2016   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 26 July, 2016
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  City, Town centre  Defence, Military 
Camera (from Tags)
Panasonic DMC-G7 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 4211 1093 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:53.7793N 1:24.1561W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 42138 10924
View Direction
West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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15th Century  Fifteenth Century  Medieval  Mediaeval  Artillery  Tower  Gaol  Debtors Prison  Southampton 

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