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Houses of Parliament:

see Westminster PalaceWestminster Palace
or Houses of Parliament,
in Westminster, London. The present enormous structure, of Neo-Gothic design, was built (1840–60) by Sir Charles Barry to replace an aggregation of ancient buildings almost completely destroyed by fire in 1834.
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Palatial although Charles Barry's mighty replacement of the medieval palace of Westminster undoubtedly is, it does not suggest domestic life, even of a royal kind.
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