The Grange and St Edward's Presbytery Open Days
14th June - 17th June 2019
Friday 14 to Sunday 16 June 10am - 4pm, Monday 17 June 10am - 1pm
A chance for the public to see inside two Pugin properties lovingly restored by The Landmark Trust.
The Grange was built by Augustus Pugin in 1845 and remained in the family until 1928. The building reflects Pugin's belief in the Gothic style as the only true Christian architecture and his ideal to live out his life in the Middle Ages. Pugin produced some of his finest work at The Grange including designs for the House of Lords.
St Edward’s Presbytery which was built by Augustus Welby Pugin in 1850, part of this great architect’s original conception for this important Gothic revival site on the West Cliffs.
The Presbytery has much restrained Pugin detailing to admire, although this simple house was not given the rich interiors of The Grange. It housed priests for only a few years. In the 1860s, Edward Pugin added a well-lit studio overlooking the courtyard of The Grange for his own architectural practice. Pugins lived here until 1928, when the Presbytery became part of the monks’ school.
Free Admission and leaflets on the building's history available. No need to book.