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St. John's College
(North Quad Gate Tower)

Saint John the Baptist

c. 6 BC- c. 36 AD
itinerant preacher and a major religious figure who led a movement of baptism at the Jordan River. He baptized Jesus at "Bethany beyond the Jordan."


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Stone statue in a niche above the gate to the North Quad.
The keystone of the gate shows an angel holding a banner with the year MDCCCLXXX,

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°45'24" - W 1°15'33")

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