Magdalen College Tower & Gargoyles, Oxford
12 images Created 4 Nov 2010
Magdalen Great Tower is a bell tower in Oxford, England. It is one of the oldest parts of Magdalen College, Oxford, situated directly in the High Street. Built of stone from 1492, when the foundation stone was laid, its bells hung ready for use in 1505, and completed by 1509, it is an important element of the Oxford skyline. At 144 feet (44 m) high to the top of its pinnacles, it is the tallest building in Oxford. It dominates the eastern entrance to the city, towering overMagdalen Bridge and with good views from the Botanic Garden opposite.