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Orchard, Williamlocked

(d. 1504)
  • Christopher Wilson

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Orchard, William (d. 1504), master mason, was undoubtedly the foremost master mason active in Oxford during the late fifteenth century. From 1468 he had charge of the building of Magdalen College, newly founded by Bishop William Waynflete of Winchester (d. 1486). After the erection of the wall surrounding the site and the laying out of the buildings in 1473, the progress of the works was rapid. In 1474 the college paid ...

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