St Stephen's Hall and Cloister

  • Vicinity: Palace of Westminster
  • Type: Cloister
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Structure



Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1295/00/00 Edward I of England Sovereign In the 1290s, construction begins on St Stephen's Chapel (lost) for Edward I. A two-storey chapel, the ground floor is to be used by the Royal Household and courtiers, while Stephen's Chapel (lost), on the first floor is for the Royal Family.
1348/00/00 St Stephen's Chapel (lost) is refounded with a college of lay canons by Edward III.
1513/00/00 English House of Commons After a disastrous fire and Henry VIII's abandonment of the Palace of Westminster, the House of Commons makes a permanent home in the former royal chapel of St Stephen's (lost).
1526/00/00 A tiny but perfectly-formed perpendicular cloister, with its own miniature chapter house is erected adjacent St Stephen's Chapel.
1640/00/00 Rev Robert Peck III Vocation Parishioners in St Andrew, Hingham, Norfolk, petition the House of Commons humbly crauing redresse that Mr Peck our old minister may be by law and justice of this Court returned to his old possessions or att least some godly man may be placed amongst us.
1834/00/00 St Stephen's cloister and chapter house are used as part of the Speakers residence.
1836/03/00 Charles Barry Architect Charles Barry designs St Stephen's Hall, the wide passageway from Westminster Hall to the Central Lobby of his new Palace, on exactly the same footprint as the old House of Commons.

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Particulars for St Stephen's Hall and Cloister:
Area of Significance Architecture
Structure Cloister
Architectural Style Gothic
Architectural Style Gothic Revival
Era Medieval Europe
Historic Use Religious Property
Sight Category Structure

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