Front Quad, Corpus Christi College, Oxford: the gate tower and sundial

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RIBApix ref no RIBA48069
Artist/PhotographerHurst, C.
CountryUK: England
CityOxford
Subject Date1520
Image Date1957
ViewExterior
StyleTudor
MediumPhotoprint
Library ReferenceAP Box 209 Oxford/Colleges
OrientationLandscape
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit Architectural Press Archive / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: The two storey quad dates from the time of the college's foundation by Richard Foxe, Bishop of Winchester, in 1517. The battlements were added in 1625. The sundial in the middle of the quad dates from 1581 with 17th alterations. The original pillar was designed by Charles Turnbull, while the perpetual calendar was added in the early 17th century.

Subject tags

University buildings, towers, columns, courtyards, gateways, sundials