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South East England

New College
(Gate Tower)

The Virgin Mary, William of Wykeham and Angel

19th century or earlier

Oxford /  The Virgin Mary, William of Wykeham and Angel   Oxford /  The Virgin Mary, William of Wykeham and Angel


Three statues above the gate:
  • At the top: The Virgin Mary Saint Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ (Wikipedia).
  • Left: Angel
  • Right: William of Wykeham (1320 or 1324 - 1404), Bishop of Winchester and Chancellor of England; founded New College Oxford and New College School in 1379 (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.

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    Location (N 51°45'14" - W 1°15'8")

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    Item Code: gbse167; Photograph: 19 October 2015
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