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This is Magdalen Tower, the bell tower and one of the oldest parts of Magdalen College, Oxford, situated directly in the city's High Street.

Built in stone and completed in 1509, it is an important element of the Oxford skyline and also Oxford's highest building at 144 feet (44 m) high, dominating the eastern entrance to the city and towering over Magdalen Bridge which crosses the River Cherwell.

The tower contains a peal of ten bells hung for English change ringing. They were cast at a number of different foundries and the heaviest, weighing 17 hundredweight, was cast in 1623. The bells are rung during the year by the Oxford Society of Change Ringers on many occasions including significant royal and college anniversaries, and after some services in the College Chapel.

Location of the Tower: 51.751745, -1.246874

ISO 400, 1/400 sec at f/11, focal length 50mm.

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Additional Photos by John Cannon (tyro) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1986 W: 427 N: 7659] (30513)
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