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Merton College
Merton Street, Oxford OX1 4JD Route Planner
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2pm-5pm, weekends. 10am-5pm

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Founded in 1264, its buildings are the oldest and most surprising in Oxford. The oldest quad, Mob Quad, is 14 C, a perfect square opening onto the library (1371-1378), the first in the kingdom to display books on shelves. The adjoining chapel (1294-1297) in Decorated style has no nave. Original stained glass illuminates the windows.

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