Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Pugin and Pugin in Ramsgate, gods own architects.

If you haven’t seen the BBC program about Augustus Welby Pugin then click on the link to watch it the last bit of the program is the bit about Ramsgate.

As it is an awful lot of people have watched the program and many of them seem to have got their Pugins a bit muddled, so if you don’t want to make a bit of a clown of yourself when discussing Ramsgate’s historic buildings, this is one to read.

There were two Pugins, who designed buildings in Ramsgate, father and son in fact, so it is easy to get confused.    

Pugin number 1, the father is; Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin born 1 March 1812 died 14 September 1852, he designed “The Grange” and “St Augustine's Church” 

Pugin number 2, the son is; Edward Welby Pugin born 11 March 1834 died 5 June 1875 he designed “The Granville” and “Hudsons Flour Mill”

I will do some more of this if I get time
Hudsons Mill 1900


  1. I was looking at theFlour Mill building last week, & seeing the photo has reminded me; was an extra floor added at some point, or has it simply been repaired / renovated? Certainly the bricks are a different shade.

  2. And it was A W N Pugin (the father) who designed The Palace of Westminster (Houses of Parliament and Big Ben) between 1835 and 1840 whilst employed by Sir Charles Barry.

  3. Peter I have put an explanatory picture at the bottom of the post.

  4. Thanks Michael. It certainly looked better before they added the extentions.


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