SU9677 : Eton College hall

taken 9 years ago, near to Eton, Windsor And Maidenhead, Great Britain

Eton College hall
Eton College hall
Built about 1450 as the dining room for the original 70 scholars, and still used for exactly the same purpose today. Former Prime Minister Harold Macmillan would have eaten in here daily as he was a Kings Scholar living at the college, as opposed to an Oppidan who live and eat at boarding houses around the town. Elizabeth I also ate in this room on a visit in the 1560s.
The room reflects a monastic refectory model, with a high table, similar to that found in Oxbridge Colleges and Mediaeval great halls. The stained glass in the west window dates from 1858.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 26 October, 2011   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 1 November, 2011
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Historic sites and artefacts  Educational sites 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 9675 7790 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:29.5067N 0:36.4690W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SU 9675 7789
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