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South East England

Christ Church College
(Tom Tower, St Aldate's side)

Cardinal Thomas Wolsey

Ipswich c. 1471 - Leicester 1530
English statesman, founder of Christ Church College, in 1525.
Francis Bird

Oxford /  Cardinal Thomas Wolsey   Oxford /  Cardinal Thomas Wolsey


The seriously weathered statue was made in 1719, but placed here in 1872.

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.


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Location (N 51°45'0" - W 1°15'23")

Item Code: gbse160; Photograph: 18 October 2015
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