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Pembroke College

History of Pembroke College

General information about Pembroke College can be found on Wikipedia.

In 1878 it had been proposed to demolish the ‘Old Library’ at Pembroke College but the Fellows had the task of renovation over to George Gilbert Scott Jnr. As a result the Old Libary was saved and Scott designed New Court which was built by Rattee and Kett in 1881. The New Court combines elements of the Arts and Crafts movement with motifs from over three centuries of architecture.

For more information see:

http://www.pem.cam.ac.uk/the-college/pembroke-past-and-present/

The chapel was designed by Christopher Wren, his very first engagement as an architect in fact:

http://www.pem.cam.ac.uk/the-college/pembroke-past-and-present/chapel/

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