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CHRONOLOGICAL GAZETTEER OF THE WORKS OF E.W. PUGIN – ARCHITECT
By GJ Hyland – 11 March 2010
This article is undergoing continual refinement, and is updated periodically.
HII: COMMERCIAL & OTHER
a) REALISED (4)
1] 1865: Ramsgate, Kent — Isle of Thanet Steam Flour Mills: originally owned by Hudson, and until recently by Rank-Hovis. The original building was of 2 storeys to which a further two (not by EW Pugin) were later added.
2] 1869: Ramsgate, Kent — Granville Hotel: built originally as a terrace of large houses; converted into a hotel c.1869. It is dominated by a tall Lombardic-style tower at the rear N. corner, with a stair turret (now somewhat reduced) reminiscent of that at Stanbrook Abbey Church. The official opening (also of the gardens) took place in 1870. There was some remodelling, including the addition of a neo-classical verandah, by Horace Field in 1900. The W. end of the facade was destroyed by bombing in 1940, but has recently been partly rebuilt.
3] 1872: Liverpool, Merseyside — Seel's Building (for Maj. T Molyneux-Seel): comprises shops & office accommodation (EW Pugin had an office here in 1873) — see also Huyton, Liverpool, St Agnes Church and Leamington Spa, Harrington House. See J Sharples, True Principles, vol iii(i), pp.34—36, 2004.
4] 1873: London — Grosvenor Turkish & Vapour Baths: in Buckingham Palace Rd, and in use at the start of 1875; now demolished.
i] 1858—60 (with J Murray): Stoke-on-Trent, Staffs. — Herbert Minton Building: Pevsner gives J Murray as the sole architect.
ii] nd: Ramsgate, Kent — Observatory (for H Bicknell): in Grange Rd; now demolished.
iii] nd (with GC Ashlin): Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland — Munster-Leinster Bank Premises.
b) UNREALISED DESIGNS (3)
1] 1857 (with J Murray): Dundalk, Co. Louth, Ireland — Exchange & Market Hall: Pugin & Murray were entrants in the first competition for designing the Exchange and Market Building, and were on a short-list comprising five of the original entrants who were invited to prepare new plans for the building in a second, limited competition the following year.
2] pre-1859 (with J Murray): Berkhampstead, Herts. — Market Hall.
3] 1867: Manchester — Town Hall: built to the design of Alfred Waterhouse, 1877.
c) COMMISSIONS/WORKS NOTIFIED IN CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURAL JOURNALS AND ELSEWHERE, WHICH WERE EITHER ERRONEOUSLY ATTRIBUTED, OR FOR WHICH NO EVIDENCE OF EXECUTION HAS YET BEEN FOUND (1)
1] 1868: London — Haymarket Opera House (Her Majesty's Theatre): intended as a replacement of the former building destroyed by fire in 1867; designs submitted also by Lee, Burges & Seddon. The theatre was rebuilt 1868—69 to the design of Lee, Sons & Pain. Upon John Nash's retirement, they had taken over his practice, wherein EW Pugin's grandfather, Auguste Charles Pugin had once worked.
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