Basic Site Details

Name: Houses of Parliament
Town, district or village: Westminster
City or county: London
Country: England
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Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Palace of WestminsterYes 

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Public building  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 2June 1835  Competition announced
Item 2 of 21840After 1860Construction 


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 7David Rhind  1835 Unsuccessful competition design
Item 2 of 7David Hamilton Cc. 1835 Was placed third in the competition - the only Scottish prizewinner. Won 500.
Item 3 of 7James Gillespie Graham D1836 Caledonian Mercury praised JGG for his drawings.
Item 4 of 7(Sir) Charles Barry A1840After 1860Won design competition to secure job
Item 5 of 7Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin A18401852Aided Barry with final designs
Item 6 of 7(Sir) Samuel Morton Peto B1840(?) Building contractors
Item 7 of 7Grissel & Peto B1840(?) Building contractors


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Edinburgh Architectural Association1907Edinburgh Architectural Association Exhibition Catalogue EdinburghDesign exhibited

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Caledonian Mercury22 October 1836   
Item 2 of 3Falkirk Herald26 December 1896   
Item 3 of 3Morning Post30 September 1836