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  New College Lane, Oxford
by evaanna

In the midst of a busy city, New College Lane is a secluded alley leading to one of the two entrances to New College. It runs between the outer wall of the Cloisters on one side and the Warden's Barn on the other. It's hard to believe this is the front gate of the college and hard to find as well in the labyrinth of Oxford streets. Above the Front Gate is the statue of the Virgin, as the true name of the college is 'the St Mary College of Winchester in Oxford'. To the right of the Virgin is the statue of William of Wykeham, Bishop of Winchester and Chancellor of England, who founded New College in 1379. The gate leads to the Front Quadrangle, where, on paying the entrance fee, a very nice warden will give you directions where to go next. I have heard this gate is closed most of the time but on my three visits to the College it was always open.

Address: New College Lane
Phone: 011-33-1865-270-396
Website: http://www.ox.ac.uk

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 24, 2005
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