Basic Biographical Details

Name: Pugin & Murray
Designation: Architectural practice
Started: 1857
Ended: 1860
Bio Notes: Edward Welby Pugin was born in London on 11 March 1834, eldest son of Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin and his second wife Louisa Burton. He was brought up in his father's office and was 'his right hand man' by the age of sixteen, keeping the practice going through his father's periodic fits of madness from February 1852 onwards. When his father died on 14 September of that year he was eighteen. The sole beneficiary of his father's will was his third wife, Jane Knill, and on the advice of the stained glass manufacturer John Hardman Powell who had married Pugin's eldest daughter Anne, Jane Pugin moved both household and practice to Birmingham partly to be near their main patron the 17th Earl of Shrewsbury. For the Earl, Edward revised his father's designs very much in his style, but in 1856 the Earl died. The Pugin family resettled in Gordon Square, London, in the same year becoming sufficiently prosperous to resume full occupation of the Grange at Ramsgate by 1861.

In 1857 Edward opened a branch office in Liverpool and formed a partnership with the Irishman James Murray, a pupil of Walter Scott of Liverpool who had already practised there in partnership with Thomas Denville Barry. In 1860 he formed a second partnership with his brother-in-law George Coppinger Ashlin and opened a Dublin office for Irish work. The Murray partnership was, however, dissolved in 1860, Murray thereafter practising on his own account in Coventry and Liverpool until his early death in 1863, and in 1862 Edward merged his practice with that of the older and well-established Joseph Aloysius Hansom.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architectural practice:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1Liverpool, EnglandBusiness   

Employment and Training

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this architectural practice (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 2Edward Welby Pugin18571860Partner(?) 
Item 2 of 2James Murray18571860Partner(?)c1860?

References

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