Statues - Hither & Thither

Great Britain
Cambridge
Cambridgeshire

East of England

Trinity Street
(Gonville and Caius College)

Founders of Gonville and Caius College


1868-70

Cambridge /  Founders of Gonville and Caius College   Cambridge /  Founders of Gonville and Caius College

Description

Three stone statues in the tower of Waterhouse Building facing King's Parade, built by Alfred Waterhouse. They show the three founders of the Gonville & Caius college. Gonville holds a model of the Gate of Honour:
  1. above the entrance:
    Edmund Gonville (died 1351), founder of Gonville Hall in 1348, which later was re-founded by John Caius to become Gonville and Caius College (Wikipedia).
  2. left of the bay window:
    Johannes Caius (John Keys) (Norwich 1510 - London 1573), physician, and second founder of the present Gonville and Caius College (Wikipedia).
  3. right of the bay window:
    William Bateman (died 1355), Bishop of Norwich, who consolidated Gonville's foundation, providing endowments and statutes and establishing the College on its current site in Trinity Street (Wikipedia).

Annotation

On the façade facing Trinity Street are a large number of heads of British scholars.

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 52°12'20" E 0°7'4"

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