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MERTON, ITS MASSIVE CHAPEL TOWER AND ITS OLD LIBRARY: THE HALL OF WADHAM

MERTON, ITS MASSIVE CHAPEL TOWER AND ITS OLD LIBRARY: THE HALL OF WADHAM

When Walter de Morton founded the college which bears his name, university life became revolutionised. Before this time the students had lodged in houses in the city, but now they were to live together under the supervision of qualified authorities. Originally the college was at Merton, Surrey; but so soon as suitable accommodation could be found it was transferred to Oxford. The Library (top right) dates from the late fourteenth century. Wadham (top left) has a fine hall dating from the early seventeenth century. The roof beams are of English oak.

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