Clare College

Christ's College, Cambridge, First Court. [Click on the photographs above and below to enlarge them.] Early sixteenth century; refronted in 1758. The Great Gate on the left is the way in from St Andrew's Street, and the elaborate tower in the background is not that of a college chapel or church; it is the clock-tower of Alfred Waterhouse's bank building on Sidney Street, now Lloyds TSB. Charles Darwin had rooms in First Court as a student (see "First Court").

Clare College

Another side of First Court.

Other views of Christ's College

Photograph 2011 by Montserrat Martínez García

; Text by Jacqueline Banerjee. [You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the photographer and (2) link your document to this URL in a web document or cite the Victorian Web in a print one. ]


"First Court." English Heritage: National Monuments Record. Web. 7 October 2011.

Last modified 7 October 2011