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The Worst Stone ever used in the Metropolis: 150 years of Stone Decay in the Houses of Parliament

London’s House’s of Parliament are currently in dire need of restoration and repair. This iconic building is coming apart at the seams due to heavy usage, and quite frankly, inappropriate choice of building materials by men who should have know better 150 years ago. 1.499 palabras más


Parliaments, Politics and People seminar: Rebekah Moore, 'Contested spaces: temporary houses of Parliament and government, 1834-52'

At our last ‘Parliaments, Politics and People’ seminar, Rebekah Moore, holder of an AHRC collaborative doctoral award with the History of Parliament and Institute of Historical Research, gave a paper on the temporary Houses of Parliament after the… 641 palabras más


St Mary (old church), Stoke Newington

Over the road from its Victorian replacement, the old church of 1563 remains in use. It was restored in 1827-29 by Charles Barry, the spire dating from this time.

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I have neither eyes to see nor tongue to speak...

It was on this day in 1834 that parliament burnt down.  Charles Barry won the competition to build a replacement.  Barry’s phenomenal Gothic-revival palace sends a shiver down my spine every time I see it.   309 palabras más