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Friday, March 25, 2011

Merton College Oxford

Merton College in Oxford was founded in 1264 AD. Merton College is one of the oldest colleges at the University of Oxford. Today, 303 undergraduates and 330 graduate students attend Merton College. Famous alumni include JRR Tolkien, TS Eliot, and Crown Prince Naruhito of Japan. The first view by visitors to Merton College is of the Front Quadrangle (see below).

Merton College
The large chapel at Merton College (see below) was built from the late 13th to mid 15th centuries. The chapel features stained glass from the 14th century.


Merton College
The Mob Quad at Merton College (see below) is the oldest quadrangle at Oxford.The Mob Quad was constructed between 1288 and 1378.

Merton College
The Fellows Quadrangle at Merton College (see below) was built between 1608 and 1610. JRR Tolkien's college rooms were in Fellows' Quadrangle.

Merton College

Merton College is located on Merton Street in Oxford. Visitors to Merton College may also enjoy viewing nearby Christ Church College, Christ Church Cathedral, University Church of St Mary the Virgin or Carfax Tower.

Merton College
Merton St
Oxford OX1 4JD
Tel: 01865 276310

Merton College Map

© 2011 John Westby

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