The Radcliffe by RedHillDigital

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Small 8.0" x 12.0"
Medium 12.0" x 18.0"
Large 16.0" x 24.0"
X large 20.0" x 30.0"


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The Radcliffe

Number of views as of 24th March 2015 = 1070.

The Radcliffe Camera, in the city of Oxford, England.

Designed by James Gibbs in the English Palladian style and built in 1737–1749 to house the Radcliffe Science Library.

John Radcliffe, physician to William III and Mary II of England donated the money to build the library, but didn’t live to see it. Here is an extract from his will:

And will that my executors pay forty thousand pounds in the terme of ten years, by yearly payments of four thousand pounds, the first payment thereof to begin and be made after the decease of my said two sisters for the building a library in Oxford and the purchaseing the houses between St Maries and the scholes in Catstreet where I intend the Library to be built, and when the said Library is built I give one hundred and fifty pounds per annum for ever to the Library Keeper thereof for the time being and one hundred pounds a year per annum for ever for buying books for the same Library.

The shot was taken from the tower of the University Church of St Mary’s, which provides superb views across the city. You can even see the shadow of St Mary’s spire in the foreground!

The green dome of The Sheldonian Theatre is seen left of shot.

Date: 21st March 2009.

Hello and thankyou for visiting my portfolio.

The name RedHillDigital comes from the area where I live (Redhill, in the town of Bournemouth, in the county of Dorset on the South Coast of England), plus my interest in Digital photography.

My real name is Howard and I’m always pleased to receive feedback on my work.

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  • Philip Johnson
    Philip Johnsonabout 6 years ago

    nice shot would fit the Heritage and Trust Group

  • Thanks Philip, I’ll take a look!

    – RedHillDigital

  • I don’t think it fits with the group rules Philip as its neither a National Trust or National Heritage site. I believe it is owned by the University and is not open to the public.

    – RedHillDigital

  • hilarydougill
    hilarydougillabout 6 years ago

    glorious comp and perspective. wondrous building and the light is just right. Beautiful pic and bio. Mind you, one hundred and fifty pounds wouldn’t buy many books at today’s prices haha hugsxxx

  • Thanks Hilary, you’re right there – about 3 probably! Mind you, the Bodleian is just next door – I believe they still buy at least one copy of every book printed in the UK.

    – RedHillDigital

  • WJPhotography
    WJPhotographyabout 6 years ago

    Beautiful capture

  • Thanks very much Wendy.

    – RedHillDigital

  • naturelover
    natureloverabout 6 years ago

    Magnificent shot- Oxford has such beautiful buildings -this great!!!

  • Thanks Pauline, you’re right!

    – RedHillDigital

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezabout 6 years ago

    Gorgeous building, good capture …

  • Thanks for the favourite Tom!

    – RedHillDigital

    GCAPAROabout 6 years ago

    Marvelous image of a great building.

  • Thanks very much Graham.

    – RedHillDigital

  • Edward Denyer
    Edward Denyerover 4 years ago

    Nice Image. He must have a had a bob or two if that is still going on according to his will. – Ted

  • You’re right Ted, £40000 in 1737 would be equivalent to several millions today no doubt!

    – RedHillDigital

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