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Clock Tower and Big Ben


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The 320 ft (98 m) Clock Tower (also known as: Saint Stephen's Tower)housing Big Ben is one of the features that makes the Palace of Westminster (Houses of Parliament) such a familiar landmark. The bell (Big Ben) chimes on the hour, and the tower is home to the largest clock face in the country. The clock tower was part of the buildings designed by architect Charles Barry after a fire in 1834 destroyed most of the buildings, it was built 1858. Picture taken 16th December 2006.

28th Dec 2006 by Diane Earl

Geography, History

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