Statues - Hither & Thither

Great Britain
Oxford
Oxfordshire

South East England

Christ Church College  
(Bell Tower)

Cardinal Thomas Wolsey and others

Ipswich c. 1471 - Leicester 1530
English statesman
(Wikipedia)

1879

Oxford /  Cardinal Thomas Wolsey and others   Oxford /  Cardinal Thomas Wolsey and others

Description

In the façade of the Bell Tower facing Tom Quad are six (visible) statues

Above the entrance is a statue of Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, flanked by two angels holding coats of arms of Christ Church College (left) and ??, under them the text:

Oxford - Cardinal Thomas Wolsey and others Oxford - Cardinal Thomas Wolsey and others
Thomas Wolsey
Oxford - Cardinal Thomas Wolsey and others

Thomas Wolsey Card Archiep Ebor d N P L alumnus A D mdccclxxix

Higher in the tower, towards the center, are two statues above each other:

Oxford - Cardinal Thomas Wolsey and others
St. Michael
Oxford - Cardinal Thomas Wolsey and others Oxford - Cardinal Thomas Wolsey and others

And high in the tower to the right:

Annotation

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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

Tags

Location N 51°44'59" W 1°15'18"

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