TL4558 : Christ's College, Cambridge: arms over the main gate

taken 3 years ago, near to Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, Great Britain

Christ's College, Cambridge: arms over the main gate
Christ's College, Cambridge: arms over the main gate
The supporters of the coat of arms here are yales, mythical goat-like creatures able to swivel their horns to attack. They were used as an emblem by the Beaufort family: their presence here is explained by the fact that Lady Margaret Beaufort was a benefactor of Christ's College. (She also supported St John's, which also has yales as the supporters of its arms.) The connection of the Beauforts with the royal family means that the yale is considered one of the royal heraldic beasts.
Christ's College
Christ's College is a constituent college of the University of Cambridge. The student body divides into roughly 430 undergraduates and 170 postgraduates. The college was founded by Lady Margaret Beaufort in 1505, and was the twelfth of the current colleges to be founded in its current form, though it had been previously founded as God's House in 1437.
The main part of the college is Grade I listed.
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Sunday, 30 April, 2017   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 25 November, 2018
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Historic sites and artefacts  Educational sites 
Decorative Feature (from Tags)
Coat of Arms 
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Cambridge 
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Christs College Cambridge 
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OSGB36: geotagged! TL 4510 5845 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:12.3108N 0:7.3178E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TL 4510 5845
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