Bishop Wardlaw Statue

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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK146,639 contributions
Founder of St. Andrews Univesity
Sep 2020
The statue stands in tribute to the founder of University of St. Andrews, Bishop Henry Wardlaw. The statue depicts Wardlaw in full clerical clothing of a Bishop including the cassock, ferraiolo, a mitre on his head. Both is hands are outstretched, his left hand holding a western christian style crosier, while holding a rolled up scroll (presumably the charter for the university) in his right.

You can find the statue in the gardens of St. Mary's Quadrangle near the Depart of Psychology.
Written 13 September 2020
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Jfizzable
Dundee, UK310 contributions
Hidden from the World
May 2019 • Family
The Bishop Wardlaw Statue is very much hidden away; unless you were visiting any of the buildings in the Quadrangle, you would likely never know of this statue nor the beauty of the tranquil garden it is situated in.

As part of St Andrew's Hidden Gardens Open Day, we came across this lovely statue on one of our ventures. I didn't really know much about the statue beforehand so it was a great find for some photos. In addition, it is situated in a beautiful and well kept garden making the experience a very pleasant one.

Although a a lovely statue, I personally find that, on its own, it is not as exciting and isn't a "must" for any tourist however, if you like exploring beautiful scenic gardens then you should definitely explore the St Mary's Quad.
Written 23 May 2019
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Debbie O
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Quiet corner to sit and relax
Sep 2018 • Couples
Enjoyed our coffee while walking around this quiet spot. It's always wonderful to discover hidden gems like this tucked away. It would have been a great spot to sit on the grass - but it was too wet having just stopped raining
Written 16 September 2018
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301lisa33
Coventry, UK1,369 contributions
Fabulous location
Aug 2018 • Couples
This college quadrangle is a lovely space, open to the public to wander around. The statue is merely one of its features
Written 15 August 2018
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thetravellingmanUk
uk9,677 contributions
Stunning sheltered location
Aug 2018 • Family
Visited St Andrews today with my daughter to meet a relative. The previous reviews prompted me to find this statue when we were in the town. I have visited St Andrews on countless occasions but never knew this part existed, let alone the statue. My relative took me directly to it!
For the benefit of other visitors who are unfamiliar with the area, the entrance to the University's quadrangle is located in South Street (next to Parliament Hall) and is accessed through a small archway, and the statue itself is sited on the lawn.
Bishop Henry Wardlaw was the founder of St Andrews University, and the unveiling of the statue which took place on the 30th June 2013 by the Chancellor of the University, Sir Menzies Campbell marked the 600th anniversary of its foundation.
The Bishop Wardlaw Statue was sculpted by David Annand from the small nearby village of Kilmany in Fife.
Whilst visiting the statue within the quadrangle be sure to take the time to look at the other interesting attractions on site which include the largest recorded Holm Oak tree in Scotland, and the Hawthorn bush which was thought to have been planted by Mary Queen of Scots in the 1560's.
A lovely sheltered and relaxing spot, which I would definitely recommend seeking out if visiting St Andrews.
Written 14 August 2018
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Brian M
Montrose, UK1,555 contributions
Excellent staue
Aug 2018 • Friends
The state is in a beautiful quadrangle. on a good day visitors sit on the grass and have a picnic or just some lunch in lovely surroundings.
Written 6 August 2018
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craigluscar
Dunfermline, UK12,397 contributions
To commemorate the 600th anniversary of the founding of the University
Jul 2018 • Couples
Unveiled on June 30th 2013 It was through the Strathmartine Trust that funds were raised . It sits in the quadrangle of St Marys away from the hustle and bustle . sculpted by David Annand and cast at Powderhall Foundry. It has a commanding fel to it and is much admired
Written 14 July 2018
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