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The University Church of St. Mary the Virgin

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Identification

The University Church of St. Mary the Virgin
University Church
251370

Map

Structure in General

church
existing [completed]

Usages

church

Facts

  • The church is Grade I Listed.
  • The nave was rebuilt in the Perpendicular style in 1510.
  • Cited in Simon Jenkins' 'England's Thousand Best Churches'.
  • Open to the public, 124 steps lead to the top of the tower which commands breathtaking views over the city.
  • It is believed that a church has occupied this site since Anglo-Saxon times.
  • The tower is the oldest part of the church.
  • The richly decorated spire (1315-1325) is the largest of Oxford's 'Dreaming Spires'.
  • The Adam de Brome Chapel dates from 1328.
  • The chancel was rebuilt in 1453.

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Location

High Street
OX1
Oxford
England
United Kingdom

Technical Data

54.86 m
54.86 m
1280
1641

Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings
  • City landmark
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