Architect: Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin
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 the designs for the interiors of the House of Lords and the Mediaeval Court at the Great Exhibition flowed effortlessly from his pen. Of course he reserved some of his finest and most characteristic flourishes for his own home, some of which remain today The Grange, is a listed Grade 1 building of great historic and architectural value. Pugin said it was built with ‘not an untrue bolt or joint from foundation to flagpole’. He completed it in 1850 only two years before his death. It is constructed of light coloured brick with stone dressings under a slate roof, with a look out tower from which Pugin scoured the Goodwins for ships in distress. The house is built with an expressed viewpoint.