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Merton College
51.750899° N, 1.252141° W
Merton Street
(0)1865 276310

Essays on Merton College

  • 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 →

Blog Posts on Merton College

  • Highlights of Oxford

    Posted October 15, 2010 by Holly Hayes Part of: UK and Western Europe

    OK, finally catching up on Oxford. We had lovely weather in Oxford during our short visit and it was really fun to see all the old familiar places again. Our hotel in the former prison was pretty fun, too! Hotel hallway - the architecture and railings are all original from the prison. Our small but very comfortable…

  • More Oxford Sightseeing

    Posted October 9, 2007 by Holly Hayes Part of: Graduate School in Oxford

    Last Thursday evening we had to run an errand in Oxford, and since the weather was nice we brought our cameras along for about an hour of sightseeing. My main goal was to bring David and his zoom lens to Merton College for the medieval stained glass windows and maybe stop by Magdalen College as well. We found a parking…

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

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