Stormont House

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Stormont House
Speaker's House
Stormont House.jpg
Coordinates54°36′06″N 5°49′56″W / 54.601779°N 5.832303°W / 54.601779; -5.832303Coordinates: 54°36′06″N 5°49′56″W / 54.601779°N 5.832303°W / 54.601779; -5.832303
Listed Building – Grade B1
Official name: Stormont House
Designated13 March 1987
Reference no.HB26/13/017[1]

Stormont House (also called Speaker's House) is the headquarters of the Northern Ireland Office, situated in the Stormont Estate in Belfast, Northern Ireland. It was designed by Ralph Knott,[2] although Sir Edwin Lutyens has been credited with some involvement.[3]

It served as the official residence of the Speaker of the House of Commons of Northern Ireland between 1921 and 1972. For part of the time it was actually lived in by a number of Prime Ministers of Northern Ireland in preference to their own official residence, Stormont Castle, which was used primarily as offices.[4]

The Social Security Agency building shares its grounds with Stormont House, however it is separated from the main building by a fence.

The Northern Ireland Office is currently based at Stormont House after relocating from Castle Buildings nearby.[5]

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  1. ^ "Historic Building Details". Department for Communities. Retrieved 18 March 2018.
  2. ^ Brittain-Catlin, Timothy (2014) Bleak Houses, MIT Press, ISBN 9780262026697, p. 42
  3. ^ "WAR MEMORIAL GARDENS ISLANDBRIDGE, DUBLIN." The Irish Times. 2011. Retrieved May 27, 2014 via HighBeam Research (subscription required)
  4. ^ "The Northern Ireland Parliament". Election Demon. Retrieved 1 November 2019.
  5. ^ Devenport, Mark (29 July 2009) Deal hot house to be justice home. BBC News

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