SOURCE: R. Ackermann. The Microcosm of London (London, 1835), vol. I, pl. 21 NOTES: In the reign of Queen Anne, Wren was commissioned to build galleries in the chamber, the former St Stephen's Chapel, to accomodate the new Scottish members.
SOURCE: Robert Byron. How we celebrate the Coronation - a word to Londons visitors (London, 1937), front cover NOTES: This pamphlet (which was first published as an article in the Architectural Review in 1937) includes a list of "a few of London's historic buildings which have been demolished since the war, or threatened with destruction". It served as a scathing indictment of the perceived irresponsibility of landlords and senior members of the government and church in allowing valuable old buildings to be destroyed in the interest of short-term financial gain.
NOTES: Philip Herbert, 4th Earl of Pembroke and Ist Earl Montgomery, was chancellor of the University of Oxford in 1641-1643 and again in 1648-1650. This statue, executed in 1648, is attributed to Le Sueur and given to the University in 1722.
NOTES: The design for St George's Hall was won in open competition by Harvey Lonsdale Elmes in 1839. Construction began in 1841 and after Elmes's death in 1847 work was continued by the Corporation Surveyor, John Weightman, until C. R. Cockerell took over as architect in 1851.