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College of St Salvator

St. Salvator's College, St. Andrews University
©2016 Gazetteer for Scotland

St. Salvator's College, St. Andrews University

The College of St Salvator at the University of St Andrews is situated between North Street and The Scores. It was founded in 1450 by Bishop James Kennedy who is remembered annually in a colourful student end-of-term event known as the Kate Kennedy Pageant. Its main frontage is still virtually intact, with its great tower, Jacobean style college buildings and collegiate church, all of which comprise one of St Andrews' most magnificent architectural compositions. The tower, to which a spire was added in 1550, is 38m (125 feet) tall and contains the original bells of the college. Within the college is the tomb of Bishop Kennedy which dates from c.1460 and is said to be the finest example of mediaeval craftsmanship in Britain. St Salvator's was united with St Leonard's College in 1747.


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