The Pugins at Ushaw: Masters of Gothic Design
The Pugins at Ushaw: Masters of Gothic Design highlights the members of the Pugin family of architects and designers who were engaged by Ushaw’s Presidents to produce work for Ushaw. Through their endeavours, Ushaw’s range of buildings was expanded and interior spaces were transformed.
Ushaw received its first students in 1808. For a century, from the late 1830s, it begin to grow and develop; during this period student numbers tripled. The Pugin family were central in these developments. From buildings to vestments, church plate to dining plates and from stained glass to the lavatories, the Pugins exerted a profound influence over the appearance, character and daily life at Ushaw. Their legacy lives on and is visible throughout Ushaw’s religious and secular spaces.
To this day, Ushaw is the only place in the world where it is possible to see the work of all six members of the Pugin family of architects and designers in a single location.
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