Statues - Hither & Thither

Great Britain
Oxford
Oxfordshire

South East England

Magdalen College
(Gate, High Street side)

St. Mary Magdalen, William Waynflete and St. Swithun


1883-84

Oxford /  St. Mary Magdalen, William Waynflete and St. Swithun   Oxford /  St. Mary Magdalen, William Waynflete and St. Swithun

Description

The gateway is a Victorian structure with three statues on the High Street side, and one on the inside (click here):

Oxford - St. Mary Magdalen, William Waynflete and St. Swithun
1. William Waynflete
Oxford - St. Mary Magdalen, William Waynflete and St. Swithun
2. St. Mary Magdalen
Oxford - St. Mary Magdalen, William Waynflete and St. Swithun
3. St. Swithun

  1. (left) William Waynflete, (c. 1398 - 1486), born William Patten, Provost of Eton (1442-1447), Bishop of Winchester (1447-1486) and Lord Chancellor of England (1456-1460). Founder of Magdalen College (Wikipedia). With a model of the college.
  2. (center) St. Mary Magdalen, Mary of Magdala is described, in the New Testament, as one of the most important women associated with Jesus during his ministry (Wikipedia)., with the jar of ointment.
  3. (top) St. Swithun (or Swithin) (d. c. 862), bishop of Winchester and subsequently patron saint of Winchester Cathedral (Wikipedia).
The buildings around St. Swithun's Quad and the new gate 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.

Tags

Location N 51°45'7" W 1°14'50"

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