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South East England

Magdalen College  
(St Swithun's Tower, west side)

Saint Swithun

(or Swithin) (d. c. 862)
bishop of Winchester and subsequently patron saint of Winchester Cathedral
artist unknown

Oxford /  Saint Swithun   Oxford /  Saint Swithun


Statue of Saint Swithun with staff and mitre, and reading a book.
The buildings around St. Swithun's Quad were built c. 1880-1884 after designs of the architects George Frederick Bodley and Thomas Garner.

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°14'50")

Item Code: gbse178; Photograph: 20 October 2015
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