The Merton Street façade of the chapel of Merton College has two niches with two late 15th century statues:
1. Virgin Mary
2. St. John the Baptist
Virgin Mary, Saint Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ
St. 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."
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.
Sources & Information
Philip Opher, Oxford Sculpture (Heritage Tours Publications, 2009).