Preliminary studies for the central tower, Houses of Parliament, Palace of Westminster, London: sketch plan and elevation of whole lantern

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RIBApix ref no RIBA98106
Architect/DesignerBarry, Sir Charles (1795-1860)
CountryUK: England
CityLondon
Subject Date1858
Image Date1843
ViewExterior
ViewPlan
StyleGothic Revival
MediumDrawing
Library ReferenceSA36/3(3)
OrientationPortrait
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: These drawings are developments of Barry's original 1836 competition design and show the design almost as executed. It is not known what happened to the drawings with which Barry won the competition. These drawings, presented in 1938 by Caryl Arthur Ransome Barry (Barry’s great-grandson), would appear to be those kept by the family to prove Barry's authorship of the design in the dispute between his heirs and those of A. W. N. Pugin. Upside-down at the top of the sheet are two sketches for the upper part of the clock tower.

Subject tags

towers, parliament buildings, lanterns, decorative stonework