Work Record for Work and Related Images [Figure 8]

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Class [controlled] architecture • European art
*Work Type [link to authority] parliament buildings
*Title Houses of Parliament | Title Type: preferred
Title: Westminster Palace | Title Type: alternate
Title: Westminster New Palace | Title Type: alternate
*Creator display architects: Charles Barry (English, 1795-1860), assisted by Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin (English, 1812-1852)
*Role [link]: supervising architect | [link]: Barry, Charles
*Role [link]: associated architect | [link]: Pugin, Welby Northmore
*Creation Date construction on current structure was begun in 1837, the cornerstone was laid in 1840, and work was finished in 1860
[controlled]: Earliest: 1837; Latest: 1860
*Subject [link to authority] architecture • government • parliament
Style [link] Gothic Revival
Culture [link] British or English
*Current Location [link to authority] London (England)
*Measurements Victoria Tower: 102 m (height) (336 feet); Saint Stephen's Tower (Big Ben): 97.5 m (height) (320 feet) |
[controlled]: Extent: greatest height; Value: 102; Unit: m; Type: height
*Materials and Techniques cut stone, bearing masonry | Material [link]: stone | Technique [link]: load-bearing walls • dimension stone
Description Possibly site of a royal palace of the Danish king of England, Canute. Site of the palace of Edward the Confessor in the 11th century, enlarged by William I the Conqueror. Badly damaged by fire in 1512; House of Commons met in Saint Stephen's Chapel by 1550, the Lords used another apartment of the palace. A fire in 1834 destroyed much
of the palace. Construction on current structure dates 1837-1860. The Commons Chamber was destroyed in an air raid in World War II, reopened in 1950.
Related Images [links to Image Records]: 2345 (exterior view, facing west) • 2346 (exterior view, facing southwest)
 

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Image Number 2345
*View Description exterior view facing west with
north end of House of Parliament, including Big Ben
and view from Westminster Bridge
*View Type [link] exterior view, partial view
*View Subject clock tower • facade • Westminster
Bridge (London, England) • Big Ben (Tower clock)
*View Date [controlled] 1980
Related Work [link to Work Record] Houses of Parliament; parliament buildings; Charles Berry (English, 1795-1860), assisted by Augustus Welby
Northmore Pugin (English, 1812-1852); begun 1837,
finished 1860; London (England)
 

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Image Number 2346
*View Description exterior view facing southwest
with north end of Houses of Parliament
*View Type [link] exterior view • oblique view • partial view
*View Subject north facade • lamppost
*View Date [link] 1980
Related Work [link to Work Record] Houses of Parliament; parliament buildings; Charles Berry (English, 1795-1860), assisted by Augustus Welby
Northmore Pugin (English, 1812-1852); begun 1837,
finished 1860; London (England)
 

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