Palace of Westminster
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|Palace of Westminster|
|Location||City of Westminster, London, England|
|Area||112,476 m2 (1,210,680 sq ft)  (internal)|
|Demolished||1834 (due to fire)|
|Architectural style(s)||Perpendicular Gothic Revival|
|Owner||Queen Elizabeth II in right of the Crown|
|Official name: Palace of Westminster, Westminster Abbey, and St Margaret's Church|
|Criteria||i, ii, iv|
|Designated||1987 (11th session)|
|Official name: Houses of Parliament / The Palace of Westminster|
|Designated||5 February 1970|
The original building was used as a palace and home to the Parliament of England. After a fire in 1834, the building was used as a Parliament building.
References[change | change source]
- "Palace of Westminster: Factsheet" (PDF). Restoration and Renewal. Houses of Parliament. Retrieved 13 September 2017.
- "Planning (Application to the Houses of Parliament) Order 2006". Parliamentary Debates (Hansard). 682. United Kingdom: House of Lords. 17 May 2006. col. 339.
The Palace of Westminster is therefore Crown land because it is land in which there is a Crown interest, in this case an interest belonging to Her Majesty in right of the Crown.
- Historic England. "Details from listed building database (1226284)". National Heritage List for England (NHLE). Retrieved 9 July 2015.
- UNESCO, "Westminster Palace, Westminster Abbey and Saint Margaret's Church"; retrieved 2012-4-21.
Other websites[change | change source]
Media related to Palace of Westminster at Wikimedia Commons