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Barry, Sir Charles,

1795–1860, English architect. A leader in the revival of the Renaissance style of architecture in England (also called Anglo-Italian), he designed the Travellers Club and the Reform Club in London. He planned one of the most important works of the period, the Houses of Parliament (1840–60). In this project he designed a basically classical structure with neo-Gothic detail contributed largely by his assistant, A. W. N. Pugin.


See biography by A. Barry (1870).

Barry, Sir Charles

English architect of the early Victorian period, inspired by Renaissance models. The Houses of Parliament, London, is his most important work.
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Soughton Hall was built by in 1714 Edward Conway and remodelled by the famous Sir Charles Barry whose iconic works include the Houses of Parliament and Highclere Castle - home to the aristocratic Crawley family in the hit ITV series Downton Abbey.
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The Houses of Parliament, designed by Charles Barry and Augustus Pugin, was finished in 1870 and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
He built a Gothic fantasy castle for Lord Stafford, finished runner-up to Charles Barry in the competition to rebuild the Houses of Parliament and restored a whole host of medieval churches in and around Oxfordshire.
Designed, like the rest of the Palace, by Charles Barry and Augustus Pugin, it was originally named 'The King's Tower' because the fire of 1834 occurred during the reign of King William IV.
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