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St. John's College
(Main Gate)

St. John the Evangelist

conventional name for the author of the Gospel of John - considered to be the same person as John the Apostle
(Wikipedia)

1516

Cambridge /  St. John the Evangelist   Cambridge /  St. John the Evangelist

Description

The gatehouse is crenelated and adorned with the arms of the foundress Lady Margaret Beaufort. Above these are displayed her ensigns, the Red Rose of Lancaster and Portcullis. The college arms are flanked by curious creatures known as yales, mythical beasts with elephants' tails, antelopes' bodies, goats' heads, and swivelling horns. Above them is a tabernacle containing a socle figure of St John the Evangelist, an Eagle at his feet and symbolic, poisoned chalice in his hands.

Colleges in Cambridge

The university colleges in Cambridge occupy large areas with several buildings and courts. There are numerous statues, mostly in the façades of the various buildings. The statues with are not visible from the public road. Most of the colleges are accessible for visitors during certain times of the day, some for free, others for a small (or not so small) fee.

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Location (N 52°12'27" - E 0°7'4")

Item Code: gbee006; Photograph: 25 October 2009
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