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TALL FOUNDER'S GATEWAY TO JESUS COLLEGE

TALL FOUNDER'S GATEWAY TO JESUS COLLEGE

John Alcock, bishop of the neighbouring cathedral of Ely, gave Cambridge a new college, in 1497, which he built on the site of a Benedictine nunnery. He erected this gateway, but its proportions were much distorted when a third storey was added to the adjoining rooms in 1718. In front is the approach bounded by high walls, the one belonging to the Fellows' Garden and the other to that of the Master. It is known as "the chimney." Jesus College stands away from the rest of the University on the outskirts of Midsummer Common.

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THE FOUNTAIN AT KING'S FROM THE ARCHWAY OF FELLOWS' BUILDINGS

GATEWAY AND FACADE OF CHRIST'S COLLEGE, WHERE MILTON WAS AN UNDERGRADUATE

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