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Go Historic ID
318647
names
Merton College
coordinates
51.750899° N, 1.252141° W
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address
Merton Street
OX1 4JD
phone
(0)1865 276310

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  • Overview

    by 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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  1. Official Website of Merton College. Web. Official website.

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Submitted by
Holly Hayes
Published
October 8, 2013
Last updated
July 11, 2014

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