By mlc1us @ 2007-08-27 12:43:21
Stormont House (also called Speakers House) served as the official residence of the Speaker of the House of Commons of Northern Ireland between 1921 and 1972. It was designed by Ralph Knott, an architect best known for his work on County Hall in London. 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. Many speakers in this period had already opted to live elsewhere.