Corpus Christi, or Benet College.— This was fonnded, in i359, by the two Guilds of Corpus Christi and the Virgin Mary. It stands in Trumpington-street; and comprises and old court of the 14th century, and a new one buit in 1823, The new court measures 158 feet by[?]; and has a frontage of 222 feet, with grand gateway and four massive towers. The library measures 87 feet by 22; and contains many valuable manuscripts bequeathed by Archbishop Parker. The chapel was built in 1827; is in the Gothic style; and has windows filled in with stained glass from a previous chapel of 1570, built by Lord-Keeper Bacon, The college has 12 fellowships, 6 scholarships, and 11 livings.

Eminent men educated at It were Archbishops Parker and Tenison, the martyr Wishart, Bishop Latimer, the poet Fletcher, Sir Nicholas Bacon, Lord-Keeper Bacon, and the antiquaries Gough, Salmon, and Stukeley.


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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