Birthday of A W N Pugin in 1812
Sunday, 1st March 1812
The architect Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin was born on this day in 1812. Pugin was, with Charles Barry, co-architect of the Palace of Westminster. His great achievement was to encourage a more academic approach to mediaeval architecture, making the transition from Georgian Gothick to Victorian Gothic Revival.
Pugin and his son both worked on the restoration of St Mary's, Beverley in the 1840s. He died, aged just forty, in 1852.