This article forms the sequel to "The Balliol that Might Have Been: Pugin's Crushing Oxford Defeat" (JSAH, XLV, 1986, 358-373). That study showed that Augustus W. N. Pugin (1812-1852) was prevented from carrying out his plans for renovating Balliol College, Oxford, because of his somewhat singular views and oppressive nature, combined with the prevailing sentiments against Roman Catholics in the University. The present study surveys the history of the two small commissions that Pugin was granted: the Magdalen College gateway and the Church of St. Lawrence, Tubney (the only Anglican church Pugin ever built). In both cases Pugin was appointed as architect through the benevolence of Dr. John Rouse Bloxam, in appeasement for the failures at Balliol. Pugin executed the designs in secrecy and with extraordinary speed, thereby hoping to avoid criticism or scandal, in an effort to erect a small monument to himself in Oxford, his "city of spires," which he hoped could serve as the model for the 19th-century Gothic revival in England.

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1
"The Balliol that Might Have Been: Pugin's Crushing Oxford Defeat,"JSAH, XLV, 1986, 358-373
358
XLV
JSAH
1986
Ox- ford, Magdalen College Archives, MS. 528, letter no. 153 (24 December 1850)
2
Letter to Lord Shrewsbury, 6 November 1840
P. Stan- ton, "Welby Pugin and the Gothic Revival," Ph.D. diss., University of London, Courtauld Institute of Art, 1950, 308
3
Oxford, Magdalen College Archives, MS. 528, letter no. 8, no date.
4
H. Colvin, Unbuilt Oxford, New Haven and London, 1983, 99.
Colvin
99
Unbuilt Oxford
1983
Martyr's Memorial (1840)
5
Oxford, Magdalen College Archives, MS. 528, letter no. 88 (19 May 1844).
6
Colvin, Unbuilt Oxford, 101
Colvin
101
Unbuilt Oxford
7
Oxford, Magdalen College Archives, MS. 528, letter no. 74 (8 November 1843).
8
Oxford, Magdalen College Archives, MS. 733, letter from Alton (26 March 1844).
9
Ibid.
10
Oxford, Magdalen College Archives, MS. 733, letter from Alton (28 March 1844).
11
Oxford, Magdalen College Archives, MS. 733, letter from Pugin to Bloxam (1844).
12
Colvin, Unbuilt Oxford, 101
Colvin
101
Unbuilt Oxford
13
Oxford, Magdalen College Archives, MS. 743.
14
Oxford, Magdalen College Archives, MS. 743, letter to Bloxam (undated)
Oxford, Magdalen College Archives, MS. 528, letter no. 98
15
Oxford, Magdalen College Archives, MS. 743, letter from Blox- am to Routh (July 1844).
16
Colvin, Unbuilt Oxford, 101.
Colvin
101
Unbuilt Oxford
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