Dating from about 1040, this is Oxford's oldest building. It is situated in the middle of the shopping area and is passed eve... More
Parish Church Of St Michael At The Northgate (The)
Dating from about 1040, this is Oxford's oldest building. It is situated in the middle of the shopping area and is passed every day by thousands of people who scarcely give it a glance. Built during the late Saxon period, the two towers of the original north gate were later connected by the Bocardo prison which held the three martyrs (see Martyrs' Memorial) before they were burned at the stake. Their cell door is in the tower, as are a page from a 1437 set of churchwardens' accounts, some fine examples of church silver (including a 1562 chalice), and the great seal of King James I.