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FINEFRONT OF QUEEN'SINHIGHSTREET, AND ST. JOHN'S OF TWOFOUNDATIONS

FINEFRONT OF QUEEN'SINHIGHSTREET, AND ST. JOHN'S OF TWOFOUNDATIONS

Walking down High Street towards Magdalen Bridge, the long front of Queen's is the most outstanding building there. The college was founded by a chaplain to Philippa, wife of Edward III, but the earliest part of the present college goes back no further than the reign of Charles II. The front was designed by Hawkesmoor, Wren's famous pupil, in the Italian style. St. John's (top) was originally a foundation for Cistercian monks, and dedicated to St. Bernard. In 1555 it was refounded as St. John's by Sir Thomas White, of the Merchant Taylors of London.

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