SP5105 : Tom Tower, Christ Church, Oxford

taken 17 years ago, near to Oxford, Oxfordshire, Great Britain

Tom Tower, Christ Church, Oxford
Tom Tower, Christ Church, Oxford
The famous 'Tom Tower' was designed by Sir Christopher Wren and houses the 7 ton 'Great Tom' bell, taken from the 12th century Osney Abbey. The bell tolls 101 times every night at 9:05 (9pm Oxford local time), originally to sound curfew for college members (who numbered 101). The Tower is a slightly later addition to the rest of the college, founded by Cardinal Wolsey as "Cardinal's College". The photograph was taken from within Tom Quad, Oxford's largest quadrangle.
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Sunday, 28 September, 2003   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 24 August, 2005
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OSGB36: geotagged! SP 51 05 [1000m precision]
WGS84: 51:44.7504N 1:15.3275W
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