The latest Pilgrim Rabbit newsletter is out now: a feature length ‘Gothic’ edition all about Pugin

Today we publish the latest edition of our heritage newsletter, The Pilgrim Rabbit. This special edition profiles the troubled genius Augustus Pugin, who was St Mary’s architect from 1844 until his death in 1852. A fascinating and hugely influential figure, the article looks at Pugin’s work at St Mary’s (including the great West Window and our weathervane) and the part which Beverley played in his life. Click the image below to open and read the newsletter:

Letter from Pugin’s son, Edward, to Mr J. James, mason, instructing him to shore up, without delay, the ceiling of the south transept of St Mary’s Church, Beverley, Yorkshire, dated 29 June 1853 © RIBA.

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