Medieval City Walls undergo traditional inspection by Oxford City Council

Last week, the medieval Oxford City Walls within New College underwent their traditional inspection by Oxford City representatives. 

Medieval City Walls in New College

The tradition goes back to the founding of the College in 1379. When King Richard II granted William of Wykeham the land on which to found the College, he made it a condition that the College keep the City Walls in good repair.

650 years on, Oxford City Councillors inspect the walls every three years to make sure we are keeping up our end of the bargain!

Watch the inspection below: 

'Since 1379, we have had a responsibility to the City of Oxford - and we take it seriously. We hope this year that the Lord Mayor and Councillors will agree that the Wall is in excellent - if not mint! - condition.'

- Miles Young, Warden of New College