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Preliminary studies for the Big Ben clock tower, Houses of Parliament, Palace of Westminster, London: design for the clock face

RIBA Ref No RIBA21771
Architect/DesignerBarry, Sir Charles (1795-1860)
Artist/PhotographerBarry, Sir Charles (1795-1860)
CountryUK: England
Subject Date1858
Image Date1840
StyleGothic Revival
Library ReferenceSA35/12(2)
Colour InfoColour
CreditRIBA Collections
SubjectClocks ; Clock towers ; Parliament buildings ; Decorative stonework

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