"Saxon Tower of St Michael at the North Gate" Saxon Tower Tip by leffe3

Saxon Tower, Oxford: 7 reviews and 11 photos


Dating from 1040, the church tower is the oldest building in Oxford. Found on the corner of Cornmarket St and Ship St, it marks the former north gate of the city - just outside the city limits on what is now Broad St was were the Oxford Martyrs were burnt at the stake.

Artefacts are displayed in the tower including a 15th century pulpit and the door from Cranmer's prison cell.

Open Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm; Sunday, 12 noon - 5pm.
Admission fee: 1.50

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Nov 15, 2010
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