St. Michael at the North Gate Oxford, England c. 1040-13th C
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.
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- Church of St MichaelSt. Michael at the North Gate
- 51.753755° N, 1.258460° W
- Cornmarket StreetOX1 3EY
- + 44 (0) 1865 240 940
Listed Building Description“The National Heritage List for England,” English HeritageNovember 30, 2011Reprinted with permission on May 30, 2012.
612/8/167 CORNMARKET STREET 12-JAN-54 (East side) CHURCH OF ST MICHAEL SHIP STREET (North side) CHURCH OF ST MICHAEL GV I 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. Fittings include late C13 and C16 stained glass. continue reading →
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