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

Names
Church of St Michael
St. Michael at the North Gate
IDs
318649 Go Historic
1185714 Grade I listed building
Address
Cornmarket Street
Oxford, England
OX1 3EY
National Grid Reference
SP 51289 06375
Official Website
www.smng.org.uk

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. Late C15 North and South arcade and North aisle; tower arch and South porch rebuilt. Church restored 1854 by G E Street, including rebuilding of chancel. Fittings include late C13 and C16 stained glass. New vestry 1971.

Church of St Michael, Nos 1 to 6 (consec) and 8 to 16 (consec) Ship Street form a group...

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