Queens' College, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire (4). Location map
 
  View of the Mathmatical Bridge, Queens' College, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England   The Mathematical Bridge, Queens' College.

This bridge is more properly called 'The Wooden Bridge'.

As for the name 'Mathematical Bridge'; one could infer that it is derived from the term 'geometrical construction' which was used for this sort of design in the 18th century. Contrary to popular belief it was not designed by Isaac Newton.

This view is from the Silver Street bridge.

 

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  View of the Gatehouse and First Court, Queens' College, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England   Queens' College.

Looking from inside at the Gatehouse, through Old Court, from inside the archway from Cloister Court. These buildings date from 1448.

The design of this gatehouse has much in common with that of the King's College one, which is older, and it is possible that the same master mason, was responsible for both. Gatehouses at later colleges follow the same general design.

 

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  View of the Dial, Queens' College, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England   Queens' College.

The Sundial in Old Court dates from 1642 although, at that time, it was painted directly onto the wall.

The dial gives the time of day, time of year, the current month, the time of sunrise, length of daylight hours, elevation of the sun above the horizon, and the compass bearing of the sun. Anything else you want to know?

 

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  Photograph of Walnut Tree Court, Queens' College, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England   Queens' College.

Walnut Tree Court showing part of the half-timbered Long Gallery and the Walnut Tree on the right hand edge.

Off picture to the right is the chapel of which one side forms one wall of this court.

 

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  These photographs were taken with the kind assistance of Queens' College.