Saint Michael at the North Gate Saxon Tower


Type:Historic Site

Church Tower, Cornmarket, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 3EY

Tel: +44 01865 255776

Saint Michael at the North Gate Saxon Tower


Saxon Tower, Oxford's oldest building, affording splendid views of the city. St Michael at the North Gate is the city church of Oxford, boasting the oldest stained glass in Oxford, and a font by which William Shakespeare was a godparent. John Wesley preached here and William Morris (pre-Raphaelite) was married in the church. Charles I visited the church and the cell door of the Bishops Latimer, Ridley and Cranmer can be seen in the tower. They were imprisoned in the Bocardo prison over the north gate which used to adjoin the tower.

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

Road Nearest major road is A40. Central Oxford.

Public Transport Nearest station is Oxford. From train station exit go straight up Hythe Bridge Street. At Worcester Street junction continue straight across pedestrian walk on to George Street. Continue to Cornmarket turn right, St Michael's is on left.

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