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Tower Hill EC3 was established as a settlement since the Bronze Age. There is also evidence of a Roman village that was burned during the rebellion of Queen Boudica. Tower Hill EC3 was called Great Tower Hill.
It used to be an extra-parochial area inside the Tower Liberty, under the Tower of London’s direct administrative jurisdiction and outside of the county of Middlesex and the city of London’s control. Tower Hill was incorporated into the borough of the Metropolitan Board of Works in 1855.
The set of buildings and gardens nearby are served by Tower Hill tube station and Tower Gateway DLR station. The Tower Hill street forms a boundary of the bottleneck charging zone between an intersection with Tower Hill Terrace and Minories in the east and Byward Street in the west.
All Hallows-by-the-Tower is a 675 AD church that is among London’s oldest churches. It has a 7th-century Anglo-Saxon arch that is the oldest church feature in London. The altar is of stone from the castle of Richard I in the Holy Land.
Some of the largest fragments of the Roman London Wall that surrounded the historic City of London can be found nearby the local tube station. Between the 14th and 18th centuries, Tower Hill EC3 was the site of public executions. The site of the scaffold is now marked by a couple of plaques.