Shrine of St Augustine, Ramsgate
(1845-present)

place and shrine

Aged 177

Commemorated on 1 plaque

Shrine of St Augustine. Constructed between 1845 and 1852, St Augustine’s church was designed by Augustus Pugin, architect of the Houses of Parliament and ‘Big Ben’. The church is in the gothic style and follows Pugin’s ‘true principles of Christian architecture’. He called this his ‘ideal church’ and he is buried within. As of 2012, it is the official shrine to St Augustine, housing a reliquary containing a fragment of the saint’s bones.

St. Augustine's Church, St. Augustine's Road, Ramsgate, United Kingdom where it sited