Front Quad, Corpus Christi College, Oxford: the gate tower and sundial
|AP Box 209 Oxford/Colleges
|Black and white
|Architectural Press Archive / RIBA Collections
|Courtyards ; University buildings ; Sundials ; Gateways ; Columns ; Towers
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.
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