SP5106 : St Michael at the North Gate

taken 10 years ago, near to Oxford, Oxfordshire, Great Britain

St Michael at the North Gate
St Michael at the North Gate
The church's Saxon tower dates from 1050 and is the oldest building in Oxford. It once abutted the old North Gate entrance to the city, above which was the Bocardo Prison. Although this has long gone the door into the cell in which Bishop Cranmer was held the night before his immolation remains within the tower.
This evening image of the tower seems to me to capture something of its ancient essence notwithstanding the coffee stall that now operates at its base.
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Date Taken
Monday, 3 March, 2008   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 11 March, 2008
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 513 064 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:45.2424N 1:15.4933W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 512 063
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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