St. Catharine's College, Cambridge University
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
St. Catharine's (colloquially known as 'Catz') was founded as St. Catharine's Hall in 1473 by Robert Wodelarke, Provost of King's College. It originally served as little more than a personal chantry chapel, with the Fellows obliged to celebrate masses and pray for the founder's soul regularly.
The college underwent a major rebuilding program in the late 17th century, and the current chapel was only completed in 1704.
ST. CATHERINE'S CHAPEL
The Chapel is open every day, though services are not generally open to visitors.
About St. Catharine's College
Address: Trumpington Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, CB2 1RL
Attraction Type: Historic Building
Website: St. Catharine's College
Phone: 01223 338 300
Fax: 01223 338 340
OS: TL447 582
Photo Credit: N Chadwick, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
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