Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin (/ ˈ p j uː dʒ ɪ n / PEW-jin; 1 March 1812 – 14 September 1852) was an English architect, designer, artist and critic who is principally remembered for his pioneering role in the Gothic Revival style of architecture.
The town is an attractive rural town that has a Grade 1 listed Church, known as ‘Pugin’s Gem’ and whose interior was designed by the world renowned Architect Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin in the19th Century. Cheadle has well maintained parks easy access to the countryside and is less than 6 miles from the Alton Towers Resort.
Attributed to William de Morgan - A monumental vase decorated in the Anglo-Persian style with hand painted mythical beasts hunting deer to the belly in manganese, green and turquoise, the body and neck with flowers and foliage in tonal blue with manganese detailing, all to a white ground, unmarked, likely painted by Fred or Charles Passenger, height 65cm, S/D.
Its "fairly open landscape of soft lawns dotted with trees and set with lightly-wooded, sinuous shrubberies" are best illustrated in Augustus Charles Pugin's watercolor view c. 1822 of the west front of the Pavilion, reproduced in Nash's publication.
The original cathedral building was designed by the great Victorian architect Augustus Pugin, and was considered the most important Catholic Church in England when it was built. The History In 1839 Fr Thomas Doyle bought part of St. George’s Fields, a site owned by the City of London, and engaged Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin as architect to design a new church.
Edward Pugin, son of Augustus Welby Pugin (famous architect) designed the original chapel. This consisted of the western part of the present church (to the left of the Talbot Road entrance). The Rt Rev Dr Goss, the Catholic Bishop of Liverpool (the Diocese of Lancaster was not established until 1924) dedicated the church to 'The Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary'.
In its heyday (1850’s) Alton Towers was one of the largest privately owned houses in Europe and when the 16 th Earl, John Talbot was planning to alter the dining room, Augustus Welby Pugin persuaded him not to compromise on the design, including the installation of a hugely impressive bay window.