Object Title

Mortar

Mortar

Date

1720

Object Number

XIX.283

Provenance

Old Tower Collection

Physical Description

The mortar is a relic of the Grand Storehouse fire of 1841 the muzzle having been severely damaged by heat. The monogram of George I in low relief can still be distinguished on the chase

Dimensions

Dimensions: Present length: 279 mm (11 in) Weight: Present weight: 2 qtr 11 lb (30.4 kg)

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 74

Inscriptions and Marks

Right trunnion: 74 Left trunnion: 0-2-11

Associations

Places England

Bibliographic References

H.L.Blackmore, The Armouries of the Tower of London, Ordnance Catalogue, H.M.S.O. London 1976, p.97