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St. John's College, Cambridge

St. John's College, Cambridge

Engraver: Edy, J.W.

Medium: Aquatint

Date: 1799

Shelfmark: K Top Vol. 8

Item number: 49c

Length: 25.8

Width: 34.6

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Print

View from the street of the entrance to St John's College in Cambridge. St John's was founded in 1511 by Lady Margaret Beaufort, the mother of Henry VII. This picture shows its tall Tudor gatehouse. It was on the site of the suppressed Hospital of St John the Evangelist and had incorporated some of its buildings including the medieval range with the Chapel and infirmary (which was demolished in the 19th century). St John's was founded in 1511 by Lady Margaret Beaufort, the mother of Henry VII. This picture shows its tall Tudor gatehouse. The gatehouse is 3 stories high and has some particularly impressive carvings above the door. The animals, which can just be seen in the picture have goat's heads, antelopes bodies and elephant's tails. The panelled Tudor door was probably made by carpenter Thomas Loveday of Sudbury.

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