Secret Kent - The Grange, Ramsgate

Photo © Sue Holton

This is St Augustine's Abbey Church, seen from the road. The entrance to the Grange is just out of shot to the right of this, through wooden gates ( see next picture )

Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin (1812-1852) is widely regarded as England's most influential early-Victorian architect, designer and theorist. It was at The Grange that Pugin produced much of his finest work, sitting in his library high on the chalk cliffs overlooking the Goodwin Sands and working at prodigious speed. From here he designed the interiors of the House of Lords and the Mediaeval Court at the Great Exhibition.