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Magdalen College
(St. Swithun's Building)

Three Female Saints

c. 1885

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In the 1880s the architects George Frederick Bodley and Thomas Garner designed the St. Swithun's Quad. On the eastern part of the High Street façade of this Quad - Lecture Room 'A' - are three niches in the buttresses containing statues. From left to right:

Oxford - Three Female Saints
Female saint with ladder
Oxford - Three Female Saints
Female saint with tower (?)
Oxford - Three Female Saints
Female saint with book


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Colleges in Oxford

Most of the university colleges in Oxford occupy large areas with several buildings and courts ('quads' in Oxford). 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.


Location (N 51°45'8" - W 1°14'51")

Item Code: gbse152; Photograph: 18 October 2015
Of each statue we made photos from various angles and also detail photos of the various texts.
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