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.

Facts & Stats on St. Michael at the North Gate

Go Historic ID
318649
Names
Church of St Michael
St. Michael at the North Gate
Dates
c. 1040-13th C

Visitor & Contact Information

Address
Cornmarket Street
Oxford, England
OX1 3EY
National Grid Reference
SP 51289 06375
Website
www.smng.org.uk
Contact
+ 44 (0) 1865 240 940

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Listed Building Description of St. Michael at the North Gate

612/8/167 CORNMARKET STREET 12-JAN-54 (East side) CHURCH OF ST MICHAEL SHIP STREET (North side) CHURCH OF ST MICHAEL

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Parish church. (RCHM 36). West tower built of Coral Rag in early-mid Cll, restored in C19 by S G Bruton and repaired in 1896 by C B Hutchinson, architect; walls partly rebuilt in 1908 by A Mardon Mowbray. Cl3 chancel, to which a South chapel was added circa 1280 and which was extended to West in C14 and heightened in 1854. Early C14 North chapel and transept partly rebuilt in 1833 by John Plowman, architect... view full text »

Source: The National Heritage List for England
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Resources for St. Michael at the North Gate

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

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About This Listing

Last Updated
February 4, 2015
First Published
October 8, 2013
Submitted by
Holly Hayes
Title
St. Michael at the North Gate - Oxford, England