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Corpus Christi College, Cambridge

Corpus Christi College, Cambridge

Engraver: Edy, J.W.

Medium: Aquatint

Date: 1800

Shelfmark: K Top Vol. 8

Item number: 50n

Length: 16.1

Width: 23.2

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Print

View of the old court and hall of Corpus Christi College at Cambridge. Corpus Christi is unusual in that it was founded, not by an aristocratic patron or a religious organisation, but by the town guilds of Corpus Christi and St Mary, who recognised the benefits of the education at the university. It was founded in 1352. The hall, along with the rest of the quadrangle was built in the second half of the fourteenth century. The windows were changed several times - the large straight headed bay window seen in this print is an early 18th century alteration of an original octagonal window.

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