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Big Ben
The name Big Ben is often used to describe the tower, the clock and the bell but the name was first given to the Great Bell.
The Elizabeth Tower, which stands at the north end of the Houses of Parliament, was completed in 1859 and the Great Clock started on 31 May, with the Great Bell's strikes heard for the first time on 11 July and the quarter bells first chimed on 7 September.
Discover how and why the Elizabeth Tower, the Great Clock and the Great Bell, Big Ben, were built
Parliament's Clock Towers
Constructing the Elizabeth Tower
Building the Great Clock
The Great Bell - Big Ben
The Clock Dials
Big Ben's 150th anniversary year
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