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Authorised form of nameBarry; Sir; Charles (1795 - 1860)
SurnameBarry
ForenamesCharles
Dates1795 - 1860
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Bridge Street, Westminster, England (23 May 1795)
Death:
The Elms, Clapham Common (12 May 1860)
Burial Place:
Westminster Abbey
ActivityProfession:
Architect
Career:
Articled to a firm of surveyors; travelled in France, Italy, Greece and Egypt (1817-1820); designed the College of Surgeons, London; his design chosen for the new Houses of Parliament, after the fire of 1834 (work began 1840); knighted by Queen Victoria on the day she opened the Victoria Tower (1852); died of heart disease
Honours:
Kt 1852
Memberships:
RA (1841)
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
7/06/1849
RelationshipsSon of Walter Edward Barry, stationer; father of Sir John Wolfe Barry (FRS 1895)
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc 1860-1862 vol 11 pp i-iii
Royal Society codeNA3730
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1849/04Barry, Sir Charles: certificate of election to the Royal Society
IM/000275Barry, Sir Charlesnd
IM/000276Barry, Sir Charlesnd
NLB/67/674Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to the Editor of 'Archicecture'; Society of Architects, 28 Bedford Square, W.C.1.12 February 1925
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