SP5106 : High Street, Oxford

taken 6 years ago, near to Oxford, Oxfordshire, Great Britain

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High Street, Oxford
High Street, Oxford
All Souls' College was founded in 1438 by Henry VI and Henry Chichele (a fellow of New College and Archbishop of Canterbury). Beyond it, and separated by an entrance to Catte Street, is the University Church of St Mary the Virgin (a.k.a. St Mary's), the largest of Oxford's parish churches. The oldest part of the present church is the tower (c.1270) and the spire, with its triple-gabled outer pinnacles, inner pinnacles, gargoyles and statues, was added in the 1320s. St Mary’s was the site of the 1555 trial of the Oxford Martyrs, when the bishops Latimer and Ridley and Archbishop Cranmer were tried for heresy and later burnt at the stake outside the city walls. Until the C17th the church was also used for increasingly rowdy graduation and degree ceremonies. However, after the English Civil War (1651) Christopher Wren designed what became the Sheldonian Theatre and thereafter the church was used purely for religious purposes. This road is the A420.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 27 July, 2013   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 20 August, 2013
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Historic sites and artefacts  Religious sites  Educational sites  City, Town centre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 5158 0624 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:45.1492N 1:15.2515W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SP 5160 0624
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