Merton College Oxford, England late 13th-15th C
Founded in 1264, Merton College is the oldest college in Oxford. Its large 14th-century chapel has an impressive collection of medieval stained glass.
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- 51.750899° N, 1.252141° W
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Overviewby Holly Hayes
October 13, 2011
Merton College is entered from the north on Merton Street, through a gatehouse of 1418, rebuilt in the 19th century. Over the archway is an interesting reset 15th-century carving of St. John the Baptist in the Wilderness, which includes a unicorn and Walter de Merton wearing a bishop's mitre. The gate leads into Front Quad, which is bordered by the Chapel on the west and the Hall to the south. The Hall was the first purpose-built college building (1277) but was virtually rebuilt in the 19th century by Gilbert Scott. continue reading →
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- October 8, 2013
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