Fire at the Tower of London, 23rd July 1788

Object Title

Fire at the Tower of London, 23rd July 1788

Fire at the Tower of London, 23rd July 1788

Date

July 1788

Reference

TOL NEWS/503

Level

Item

Scope and Content

A copy of The London Chronicle (22-24 July 1788) containing various news articles including a report about the fire at the Tower on 23 July

(On back page col. 2), 'Yesterday morning about half past nine o'clock, just as the Clerks were beginning, a fire broke out in a closet adjoining the clerk of Delivery's Office in the Ordnance Tower...', '... an alarm was immediately given, and engines in great numbers were directly procured; but the tide being unusually low, and as no supply of water adequate to the demand could possibly be procured, it raged with great violence for 3hours; insomuch, that the whole of the two upper stories are entirely destroyed...'

Extent

1 document

Access Conditions

Open access

Contents

TOL NEWS - Newspapers
  TOL NEWS/503 - Fire at the Tower of London, 23rd July 1788