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St. John's College, Cambridge   By: (1849-1933)

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First Page:

The College

[Illustration]

Monographs

Edited and Illustrated by EDMUND H. NEW

TRINITY COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE

W. W. ROUSE BALL.

ST. JOHN'S COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE

R. F. SCOTT.

KING'S COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE

C. R. FAY.

MAGDALEN COLLEGE, OXFORD

THE PRESIDENT.

NEW COLLEGE, OXFORD

A. O. PRICKARD.

MERTON COLLEGE, OXFORD

REV. H. J. WHITE.

[Illustration: Gateway St. John's Coll.]

[Illustration]

ST. JOHN'S COLLEGE

CAMBRIDGE

BY

ROBERT FORSYTH SCOTT

FELLOW AND SENIOR BURSAR OF THE COLLEGE

ILLUSTRATED BY

EDMUND H. NEW

1907: LONDON: J. M. DENT & CO.

NEW YORK: E. P. DUTTON & CO.

[Illustration]

All Rights Reserved

CONTENTS

CHAP. PAGE

I. THE COURTS AND BUILDINGS 1

II. SOME INTERIORS 13

III. THE HOSPITAL OF ST. JOHN (CIRCA 1135 1511) 35

IV. THE FIRST CENTURY (1511 1612) 40

V. THE SECOND CENTURY (1612 1716) 52

VI. THE THIRD CENTURY (1716 1815) 66

VII. THE CURRENT CENTURY 74

VIII. SOCIAL LIFE 86

INDEX 109

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

The Entrance Gateway Frontispiece

PAGE

Plan of College Buildings x

Bag of Flowers; detail of Carving over Entrance Gateway 3

The Second and Third Courts from the Screens 6

The Gatehouse from the Churchyard of All Saints 12

Monument of Hugh Ashton in the Chapel 19

The Hall from the Second Court 24

Interior of the Library 34

The Old Bridge 41

The Hall and Chapel Tower from the Second Court 53

The College Arms ( in the Third Court ) 58

The Chapel Tower from the River 67

The College Chapel from the Round Church 75

The New Court from Trinity College Bridge 87

The "Bridge of Sighs" 98

[Illustration: Plan of St John's College]

St. John's College

CHAPTER I

THE COURTS AND BUILDINGS

St. John's College was founded in 1511, in pursuance of the intentions of the Lady Margaret Beaufort, mother of King Henry VII.

Approaching the College from the street we enter by the Great Gate. The gateway with its four towers is the best example of the characteristic Cambridge gate, and dates from the foundation of the College. It is built of red brick (the eastern counties marble), dressed with stone. The street front of the College to the right and left remains in its original state, except that after the old chapel and infirmary of the Hospital of St. John (to which allusion will be made hereafter) were pulled down, the north end was completed by a block of lecture rooms in 1869... Continue reading book >>




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