The influential architect Augustus Pugin built The Grange in 1843 as a family home. He built it to live out his idea of life in a medieval, Catholic community, in buildings executed in the Gothic style of so-called pointed architecture.
Augustus Pugin is regarded as being one of Britain’s most influential architects and designers and to stay here in the home he designed for himself and his family offers a unique chance to step into his colourful and idiosyncratic world.
Augustus Pugin, designer of the interiors of the Houses of Parliament and of many very impressive churches and other buildings
Guided tours of the ground floor every Wednesday afternoon at 2pm and 3pm. Places are limited and must be booked in advance. Entry £4. Anyone wishing to visit will need to make an appointment. To book a place on a Wednesday tour, please contact The Landmark Trust on 01628 825925 (Mon-Fri 9am-5.30pm)
There is also a small exhibition in the Cartoon Room, a separate building next to The Grange, which provides information about the building, its history and the Pugin family. The Cartoon Room is open on Wednesday afternoons from 2pm - 4pm or by appointment. Entry to the room is free of charge but does not include the house
Main ground floor rooms open by appointment every Wednesday (Guide tours £4 pp from 2pm)
Cartoon Room is open (free) Wednesdays 2-4pm or by appointment