Hall Court, Sidney Sussex College, University of Cambridge. c. 1870. Albumen photograph, approximately 6 x 8 inches. The original image has been cropped slightly. [Click on photograph to enlarge it.] This is one of 58 photographs of Cambridge University taken for a William Winfield c. 1870 and assembled in an album now in the possession of New Boston Fine and Rare Books, which Kimberly Blaker, President of the firm, has kindly shard with readers of the Victorian Web.

A Victorian History and Description of the College (1870)

Sidney Sussex College. — This was founded, in 1596, by the will of Frances Sidney, Conntess of Sussex. It stands in Sidney-street, on the site of the Greyfriairs' monastery; and comprises two courts, restored by Wyatville. The hall measures 60 feet by 27; and the chapel has an altar-piece of the Repose of the Holy Family by Pittoni. The college has 10 fellowships, 20 scholarships, 8 livings, and an income of £5,393. Eminent men educated at it were Archbishop Bramhall, Bishops Reynolds, Seth Ward, and Wilson of Sodor. O. Cromwell, Chief Baron Atkyns, the historian May, Fuller, Comber, L'Estrange, and Twining. — John M. Wilson

Other views of the college


Bound album of 58 original albumen photographs of Cambridge University. Oblong 4to, full gilt-stamped black morocco leather, bound cover has scuffing and is worn heavily at hinges. Four raised bands and gilt stamped borders. Detailed gilt stamped decor on interior cover edges. Blue silk endpapers in very good condition. E. G. Bookplate of Clifton Waller Barrett tipped in front end sheet. New Boston Fine and Rare Books.

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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