New College, Oxford
The rear entrance to New College is in New College Lane, Oxford. The lane is largely surrounded by high stone walls with few windows. Despite its name, New College is one of the oldest of the Oxford colleges, having originally been founded in 1379. The second college in Oxford to be dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary, it was founded by William of Wykeham, Bishop of Winchester as "The College of St Mary of Winchester in Oxford". New College was originally established for the educat...
Oxford: New College
“I skirted under the chapel windows and through the narrow passage into the [New College] quad that had views of Oxford’s only surviving medieval garden, complete with the traditional mound that had once offered a green prospect for students to look upon and contemplate the mysteries of God and nature." A Discovery of Witches, All Souls Trilogy / Picture: New College Lawn and Garden