Photograph 2011 by Montserrat Martínez García

; text by Jacqueline Banerjee. formatting by George P. Landow. [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. ]

 Punts on the River Cam

Punts on the River Cam near Bodley's Court, King's College. University of Cambridge. [Click on photograph to enlarge it.] G. F. Bodley. 1893; additions in 1927 and 1955. Lincolnshire stone. Augustus Austen-Leigh, Provost of the College, wrote in 1899 when the work was still new:

in 1889 and the following years, an important extension of the College was accomplished, when two wings of a three-sided Court designed by Mr. Bodley, and built of Lincolnshire stone, were erected on what had been the kitchen garden of the Lodge. The College thereby acquired forty-six sets of rooms at a cost of nearly �30,000. The result is so attractive both to those who occupy the building and to those who view it from the outside, that it is doubtful whether a future generation will have the courage to add a third wing, and run the risk of spoiling the two which already exist. (288)

With the additions, this pleasant, mildly Gothic students' residence is now described by King's College itself as a "two and a half sided court" ("Online Tour").


Austen-Leigh, Augustus. King's College: University of Cambridge College Histories. F. E. Robinson & Co., 1899. Internet Archive. Web. 8 October 2011.

"Online Tour." King's College, Cambridge. Web. 8 October 2011.

Last modified 7 October 2011