We will be opening both The Grange and St Edward's Presbytery in Ramsgate.
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. Click here for location
The Landmark Trust are opening both buildings in association with Heritage Open Days.
We’d like to raise that due to the nature of our historic properties and their locations, that some buildings may not be suitable for people with some disabilities or limited mobility.We do endeavour to accommodate additional access needs where possible. At this property you are able to drive and drop any guests with limited mobility at the entrance and then return your car to suitable parking in the area.