TL4558 : The former entrance gate to Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge

taken 7 years ago, near to Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, Great Britain

The former entrance gate to Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge
The former entrance gate to Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge
This classical gate was designed by James Burrough and completed in 1762.
It was originally situated in the centre of the wall in Hall Court, opposite the entrance to Hall and the Master's Lodge (at exactly the photographer's position in TL4458 : Sidney Sussex Hall Court). It became redundant in the 1830s after the new tower entrance (see TL4458 : Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, main gate and tower) was built. But Cambridge Colleges are more concerned for their heritage than (say) British Railways (as was) when they demolished the Euston Arch. So this gate was then moved to the north-east corner of the College grounds, and is often used as a backdrop to student performances.
The gate opens onto Jesus Lane. I have been told that it will still open, though I suspect that both the lock and the hinges are now quite rusty!
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Friday, 3 June, 2011   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 11 August, 2011
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Historic sites and artefacts  Educational sites 
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OSGB36: geotagged! TL 4506 5881 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:12.5055N 0:7.2920E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TL 4506 5879
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