The Old Hall, Corpus Christi Collegedetails

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Image title: The Old Hall, Corpus Christi College
Source: Barwell, Noel: “Cambridge” (1920)
Keywords: colour, colleges, buildings, courtyards, creeper, windows
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Corpus Christi college was founded in A.D. 1352.

Before turning to the more modern aspect of Cambridge, the subject demands that something should be said of those notable periods of prosperity, the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. The evidence of the growth and power of the University during those years lies, for the visitor, in the number and magnificence of the buildings then undertaken which have survived till our own day the dual tests of time and taste.

Of the original buildings of those early colleges to which reference has already been made next to nothing remains. The shell of the old court at Corpus is still standing; but this part of the college has been re-roofed, most of the windows in it are of a late period, and it is almost wholly covered with ivy. Some of the masonry forming the south wall of the Peterhouse kitchen is perhaps as old as anything in Cambridge; and this quaint corner of the oldest college is the subject of an illustration to the present volume.” (p. 19)

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Dimensions: 110 x 167mm (4.3 x 6.6 inches)
Place shown: Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England
Filename: 17-The-Old-Hall,-Corpus-Christi-College-q75-588x878.jpg
Painter: E. W. Haslehust (1866 – 1949)
Scanner dpi: 1200
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