Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Selected: CO. WEXFORD, RAMSGRANGE, CHURCH OF ST JAMES (RC)

Name: PUGIN, AUGUSTUS WELBY NORTHMORE #
Building: CO. WEXFORD, RAMSGRANGE, CHURCH OF ST JAMES (RC)
Date: 1838-1843
Nature: New church.   For Rev. George Murphy. Copied from chapel at St Peter's College, Wexford? J.H. McCarthy said to have asserted in 1856, thsa he had been told that Pugin was 'very angry when he was informed that his design for St Peter's College Chapel in Wexford was copied as a parish church in Ramsgrange' (Churches of the Diocese of Ferns).  Tower added in 1870.
Refs: Catholic Directory (1839), 335; (1841), 324; Phoebe Stanton, Pugin (1971), 37; R. O'Donnell, 'The Pugins in Ireland' in P.Atterbury, ed., A.W.N. Pugin, Master of Gothic Revival (Yale, 1995), 141-3;  Churches of the Diocese of Ferns (Booklink, 2004), 117.