Saturday, 13 October 2012

OXFORD - ALL SOULS COLLEGE

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The building located in the heart of the University of Oxford on the corner of High Street and Catte St.

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The edifice was built in 1438 and the wing facing the High Street is its oldest part.The smaller courtyard also remained mostly Gothic.

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It has also a remained chapel built in the shape of an inverted T in the "perpendicular " Gothic style with a baroque chapel screen by Sir James Thornhill in 1716 replacing the one attributed to Christopher Wren.

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Since its erection in 15th century the building has undergone few redevelopments .The authors of following developments and re-designs were:

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*Dr George Clarke - built Warden's Lodgings in a classical Palladian style
*Nicholas Hawksmoor - created the Dining hall, further extenion of east - west axis of Chapel in his own idiosyncratic version of Gothic, refashioning of the northern end of college along with the creation of Radcliffe Square and its library.

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Hawksmoor 's most recognized part of the rebuilding the college was North Quadrangle with large stained glass pointed windows   pinnacles, sun dial designed by Christopher Wren, and dominating twin towers.

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8 comments:

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    It is a majestic building - thanks for sharing these great photos!

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