Sir Charles Barry

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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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His father, Sir Charles Barry, designed the British Houses of Parliament, and his brothers Edward and Charles had created several London landmark buildings, including the Royal Opera House.
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Gibson House, formerly The Cleveland Club, is named after its architect John Gibson who worked with Sir Charles Barry, designing the Houses of Parliament.
This building, which stood on New Street where King Edward House now stands from 1836 to 1936, was designed by Sir Charles Barry, whose next major commission was the Houses of Parliament.
It has now been renamed Gibson House after the architect who designed it and who worked alongside Sir Charles Barry on the Houses of Parliament.
Fire destroyed most of the Palace of Westminster in 1834 and architect Sir Charles Barry was commissioned to create a new one.
Under his direction, Sir Charles Barry transformed the Deepdene into a grandiose renaissance palazzo, to which many of the contents of Duchess Street were removed after its sale in 1851 (the house itself was demolished, seemingly without record, in 1936).
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Sir Charles Barry added a wing in the late 1820s, and in the last years of the nineteenth century royalty were entertained here, but in 1921 the then owner auctioned off much of the furnishings, including the 1640s panelling and furnishings of the dining room that included a 12ft high Baroque doorway and a remarkable frieze of polychromed, gilded and embossed leatherwork.