Wolsey's Gate

A fascinating monument from a demolished Tudor college.


Named after Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, Ipswich-born Chancellor to King Henry VIII, Wolsey's Gate is the final remains of an immense college that was being built in Ipswich during the Tudor period.

Wolsey's college was set to be one of the finest sites for learning in the world, a rival to the prestigious Oxford college before the creation of a college in Cambridge. However during the late years of his life, Thomas Wolsey fell from King Henry VIII's favour and the college was torn down during the Reformation. Now all that remains today is the brick Tudor Gate, thought to be the entrance to the collage, and St Peter's by the Waterfront Church, which was to be the college chapel.

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College Street, , Ipswich , IP1 1XF

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