About this spot
St Michael at the North Gate church is in Cornmarket Street, at the junction with Ship Street, in central Oxford. The church is so-called because this is the location of the original north gate of Oxford when it was surrounded by a city wall. Originally built around 1000–1050, with the tower from 1040 still in existence, the church is Oxford's oldest building. The church has a Saxon tower with a great view over the city of Oxford. The tower of St Michael is one of the oldest buildings in Oxford, dating back to the Saxon times. It is worth a visit alone for its historical value. For a photographer, the tower offers a great view of the surrounding buildings and city.
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