St. Michael at the North Gate, Oxford

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This parish church boasts the oldest building in Oxford (tower, c. 1040) and some of the oldest stained glass windows in England (1290). Thomas Cranmer was imprisoned here before his martyrdom, and William Shakespeare and John Wesley visited later.

Go Historic ID
318649
Short URL
gohist.co/318649
Names
St. Michael at the North Gate
Address
Cornmarket Street
Oxford, England
OX1 3EY
Postcode
OX1 3EY
Coordinates
51.753755° N, 1.258460° W
Website
www.smng.org.uk
Email
jim.robinson@smng.org.uk
Phone
+ 44 (0) 1865 240 940
Date Published
October 8, 2013
Last Updated
April 11, 2015

Timeline

October 16, 1555
Hugh Latimer and Nicholas Ridley burned at the stake in Oxford

Hugh Latimer, former Bishop of Worcester and chaplain to Edward VI, and Nicholas Ridley, former Bishop of London, are burned at the stake for heresy outside the city walls of Oxford, in what is now Broad Street. Thomas Cranmer, who will meet the same fate in a few months, is forced to watch from the tower of St Michael at the North Gate.

January 12, 1954
St. Michael at N Gate designated a Grade I listed building

St. Michael at N Gate in Oxford, England, is designated a Grade I listed building.

May 4, 2007
April 27, 2007
October 9, 2012
August 28, 2006
September 16, 2005
July 7, 2007
October 29, 2007
May 1, 2007
April 15, 2007

Resources

  1. Official Website of St. Michael at the North Gate Official website.
  2. The National Heritage List for England English Heritage.