The House of Commons Remodelled, 1692-1707

House of Commons panorama

The removal of the medieval clerestory (the upper level of windows) reduced the visual prominence of the Commons Chamber within the Palace of Westminster and on the London skyline. It also radically altered the interior of the Chamber.

This was part of a wider programme of refurbishment and demolition which rationalised the medieval buildings of the Palace. While several grand schemes for rebuilding the whole site were prepared, none was ever executed.

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The House of Commons: Wren Remodelling 1692-1707.

The House of Commons' Surroundings

Explore the House of Commons surroundings' in the period spanning 1692-1707 with our annotated 3D model.

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