The gateway is a Victorian structure with three statues on the High Street side, and one on the inside (click here):
1. William Waynflete
2. St. Mary Magdalen
3. St. Swithun
The buildings around St. Swithun's Quad and the new gate were built c. 1880-1884 after designs of the architects George Frederick Bodley and Thomas Garner.
- (left) William Waynflete, (c. 1398 - 1486), born William Patten, Provost of Eton (1442-1447), Bishop of Winchester (1447-1486) and Lord Chancellor of England (1456-1460). Founder of Magdalen College (Wikipedia). With a model of the college.
- (center) St. Mary Magdalen, Mary of Magdala is described, in the New Testament, as one of the most important women associated with Jesus during his ministry
(Wikipedia)., with the jar of ointment.
- (top) St. Swithun (or Swithin) (d. c. 862), bishop of Winchester and subsequently patron saint of Winchester Cathedral (Wikipedia).
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°45'7" - W 1°14'50")
Via the links below you can find the position:
Item Code: gbse153; 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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