The area in and around the Tower which was free from the jurisdiction of the City of London. Initially the Liberties of the Tower were restricted to the area within its walls and the land on Tower Hill. Three territories were added by James II's charter of 1686: the Minories, the Artillery Ground and the Wellclose. The Liberties were formally abolished on 25 June 1894. OldLondonMaps gives a larger picture. British Listed Buildings gives more information about the markers, of which there are apparently 22 remaining. William Penn (of Pennsylvania fame) was born within the Liberty.
Place From 1686 To 25/6/1894
This section lists the memorials where the subject on this page is commemorated:
We normally rotate our memorial pictures as necessary to make sure the statue...
Tower Liberty boundary
This marker was formerly attached to the western range of buildings at St Kat...
Frederick Atkinson Powell
Architect. Mayor of Lambeth 1905-6 and 1906-7. Died at home at 344 Kennington Road.
Borough of Wembley
Former London borough. It was created from part of the existing Hendon Rural Sanitary District, and originally consisted of two civil parishes: Kingsbury and Wembley. Abolished by the London Govern...
Col. F. Sheffield
Chairman of the Bridges Committee of the London County Council in 1902.
William James Wetenhall
Churchwarden in St Pancras Vestry in the late 1800s.