We will take a visit to Cambridge again with this post and this time we will go into the grounds and chapel of Trinity College.
Trinity is the largest college in the University. Today it consists of a Master; about 160 fellows, most of whom are engaged in teaching; about 320 postgraduate students; and about 650 undergraduates.
The King's Hall received it's charter in 1337, and was given buildings by King Edward III in what are now the northern parts of the Great Court. Michaelhouse, founded in 1324 by Hervey de Stanton, Chancellor of the Exchequer to Edward II, occupied buildings to the south.
We will enter by the Great Gate where we see a statue of the College's founder King Henry VIII
Here on the west side facing inwards are statues of King James I, flanked by his wife, Anne of Denmark, and his heir, Prince Charles (later King Charles I)
The public are not allowed access to student accommodation areas naturally. Among former occupants of the Great Court
Sir Issac Newton (1642 -1727), mathematician and natural philosopher, lived in rooms on the first floor between the Great Gate and the Chapel. In what was once his garden, between the cobbles and the Chapel, is an apple tree descended from one at his home in Woolsthorpe in Lincolnshire, and planted in 1954.
(See an earlier post on Woolsthorpe)
We will now go into the Chapel via. the outer hall
More stained glass windows which all tell their own story
Alan is pointing to the organ pipes
Like many other college chapels, it is divided by the organ screen into two; the anti-chapel and the chapel. Services are held here daily in term-time. Evensong has been held here regularly since the founding of the chapel.
Looking back into the hall
No forgetting the hall ceiling with it's many crests
The novelist W.M.Thackeray (1811-63), author of Vanity Fair, lived on the ground floor in what is now part of the Porter's Lodge.
Hope you enjoyed your visit to another college
We visited only 3 this day but more Cambridge photos to come