Special service to mark 200 years since architect Pugin's birth

Augustus Pugin
The Victorian architect Augustus Pugin was born 200 years ago Credit: Archive

Today marks 200 years since the birth of Augustus Pugin, one of the UK's most influential architects. He designed Big Ben, two Oxford colleges and several other buildings. The anniversary has been marked in various ways including a service at the church in Ramsgate where he was buried in 1832.

Pugin statue in church
Pugin was buried at St Augustine's Church near his home in Ramsgate Credit: Meridian Tonight

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Pugin 200 - the Victorian's greatest architect celebrated

The late Augustus Pugin designed Big Ben and some of the Oxford colleges. He also lived in Ramsgate. His fans are celebrating the 200th year since his birth.