Tynwald, Buck's Road, Douglas: plaque of the Tynwald

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RIBApix ref no RIBA69147
Architect/DesignerRobinson, John (1798-1880)
Artist/PhotographerTutt, Patricia A.
CountryIsle of Man
Subject Date1855
Image Date2008
MediumDigital image
Library Reference2008-09-23 - P9235590
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit Patricia Tutt / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: Locally known as the 'wedding cake', this building was originally the Bank of Mona, a subsidiary of the City of Glasgow Bank. When the parent bank collapsed in 1878, this bank was forced to close and the premises were acquired by the Insular Government in 1879. The Manx parliament is known as the Tynwald which, dating back to the Viking settlements, is reputedly the oldest in the world.

Subject tags

parliament buildings, banks, signs (<design>), restoration, conversion of buildings