Jewel Tower

Also known as the Jewel House and the King's Privy Wardrobe, the Jewel Tower was built in 1364 to hold King Edward III's treasures. It is one of only two surviving buildings of the medieval Palace of Westminster and contains a 14th-century vault.

Quick Facts

Go Historic ID
527578
NHLE ID
1225529
Names
Jewel Tower
Coordinates
51.4984480° N, 0.1264340° W

Location Map

Map showing the location of Jewel Tower, London, England. (Note: The address shown in the upper-left panel is sometimes inaccurate.) Click here to view larger.

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Timeline

5 Feb 1970
Jewel Tower designated a Grade I listed building
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Listed Building Data

Jewel Tower is listed on the National Heritage List for England with the following data. Some information may have become outdated since the date of listing. Text courtesy of Historic England. © Crown Copyright, reprinted under the Open Government License.

List Entry ID
1225529
Grade
I
Name
THE JEWEL HOUSE (OR TOWER) OF THE PALACE OF WESTMINSTER
Location
THE JEWEL HOUSE (OR TOWER) OF THE PALACE OF WESTMINSTER, OLD PALACE YARD SW1
Grid Reference
TQ 30148 79387