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Architect Augustus Pugin tiles given to Ramsgate church

Floor tiles from the Houses of Parliament created by Victorian architect Augustus Pugin have been presented to his home town of Ramsgate in Kent.

The tiles will be used in a planned new education, research and visitor centre at St Augustine's Church, which was designed and built by Pugin and is the place where he is buried.

Rector Father Marcus Holden told BBC reporter Robin Gibson the tiles were designed in Ramsgate and were "coming home".

Laura Sandys, Conservative MP for South Thanet, said it was good news for all who loved Pugin, and Catriona Blaker from the Pugin Society said they were probably the most highly-crafted and the very best tiles that Pugin designed.

  • 06 Jan 2015