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St. John`s College (Cambridge)

St. John`s College is one of the many colleges which collectively make up the world famous Cambridge University.

It is situated in St. John Street.

St. John`s is the second largest of the Cambridge colleges, second only to Trinity College.

It was founded by Margaret Beaufort, mother of Henry VII, who also founded Christ`s College. The building, however, did not commence until 1511, after her death.

St. John`s has a magnificent gatehouse, with a statue of St. John the Baptist (looking like a girl) over the entrance.

The famous Bridge of Sighs is part of St. John`s College, crossing the River Cam, and completed in 1831.

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