Palace of Westminister (1835-1941)

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Title

Palace of Westminister (1835-1941)

Subject

Palace of Westminister, architecture, Romanticism

Description

On October 18, 1834, the old Palace of Westminister was accidentally set ablaze by the burning of a stockpile of tally sticks (wood) in a stove designed for coal. The fire happened to be rather fortuitous as the palace had been in dire need of renovation for some time.

Construction began immediately and continued until the 1870s with minor renovations. The House of Lords was complete in 1847, and the House of Commons in 1852.

Creator

Charles Barry (English, 1795-1860)

Date

1835-1860 (mostly complete, minor construction done until the 1870s)

Contributor

Ben Richardson

Rights

Public Domain

Relation

The Burning of the Houses of Lords and Commons, 16 October 1834:
https://enlightenmens.lmc.gatech.edu/items/show/987

The Burning of the Houses of Lords and Commons:
https://enlightenmens.lmc.gatech.edu/items/show/988

Type

Architecture

Files

London._Westminster_Bridge_and_House_of_Parliament.jpg
340px-Old_House_of_Commons.jpg
Plan_of_the_Houses_of_Parliament_and_Offices.jpg

Citation

Charles Barry (English, 1795-1860), “Palace of Westminister (1835-1941),” Enlightenmens, accessed November 29, 2022, http://enlightenmens.lmc.gatech.edu/items/show/989.

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