Jesus College. The Entrance Gateway. 1842 Drawn by F. Mackenzie; steel engraving by J. Le Keuk. From Thomas D. Atkinson. Cambridge described and illustrated: being a short history of the Town and University. Macmillan, 1897.

A Victorian History and Description of the College (1870)

Jesus College.— -This wias founded, in 1496, by Bishop Alcock. It stands in Jesus lane, on tho site of the Benedictine nunneries and comprises three courts, one of them 140 feet by 120. The frontage extends 150 feet; the gateway is fine perpendicular; the second court has an ancient cloister; the hall has a peculiarly elegant oriel, and a fine wooden roof; and the chapel was the church of the nunnery, is cruciform, belonged to the 12th century, includes recent restorations, and has an altar-piece of the Presentation by Jouvenet. The college has 16 fellowships, 1 honorary-fellowship, 34 scholarships, and 16 livings.

Eminent men educated at it were Archbishop Cranmer, Bancroft, and Sterne, Bishops Goodrich, Beadon, Bale, and Pearson, the poets Fenton, Fanshaw, and Coleridge, the metaphysician Hartley, the trareller Clake, Flarastead, Venn, Sterne, Jortin, Wakefield, and R. North. — John M. Wilson

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Wilson, John M. (John Marius). The imperial gazetteer of England and Wales: embracing recent changes in counties, dioceses, parishes, and boroughs: general statistics: postal arrangements: railway systems, &c.; and forming a complete description of the country. 8 vols. Edinburgh: A. Fullarton, 1870.Internet Archive online version of a copy in the Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center. Web. 27 October 2022.

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