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St Michael's Church

St Michael's Square, Southampton SO14 2AD, England
+44 23 8022 4242
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Really old historic church in Southampton

Dominant position in the city . The tall spire draws the eye and its worth seeking out. When open... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
allanriley9
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Mandurah, Australia
The oldest building in use in Southampton

This church is believed to be founded in 1070 build by the Normans. It has a Norman Tower, a Lyster... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Bernie C
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County Kerry, Ireland
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St Michael's Square, Southampton SO14 2AD, England
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"oldest building"
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"beautiful stained glass windows"
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"baptismal font"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dominant position in the city . The tall spire draws the eye and its worth seeking out. When open it is free to enter and look around. Interesting interior.

Thank allanriley9
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This church is believed to be founded in 1070 build by the Normans. It has a Norman Tower, a Lyster Memorial from the 16th century, a statue of St Michael by Josefina de Vasoncellos, medieval monuments, Medieval brass Lecterns, a Baptismal font, Jacobean cupboard, and...More

Thank Bernie C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the oldest church I've ever visited as it was built in 1070. The church is open to the public so no fees or whatever you need to pay. They also provide some goods, such as cook books, toys, etc., which were donated by...More

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Reviewed 30 April 2018

St. Michael's Church is the oldest building still in use in Southampton. We could go around the church, it was allowed to see every part of it.

Thank Pál S
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Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

The denomination of this church is Anglican Church of England and its is adjacent to Tudor House. The church spire is extremely tall and was used by German pilots as a landmark when bombing Northampton during WWII. Perhaps this is the reason it was spared...More

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Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Open to public without charge. Beautiful example of early Norman architecture with a bigger Stone Church built around it. It survived the bombings of WWII because the Germans used the spire as a bombing guide. Still an active church.

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Reviewed 10 October 2017

We came to learn more about the local history relating to parents who lived in the area before and during the war. A local historical society guide showed us around and gave lots of interesting facts about churches in that local area.

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Reviewed 19 August 2017

This is the oldest church around. It survived the bombings of the Second World War. From afar we could see the pointy tower of the church and it aroused my curiosity so we walked closer. It had beautiful stained glass windows and a nice square...More

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Reviewed 17 July 2017

St Michaels Church is the oldest building in Southampton with parts dating back to 1070. With the neighboring building built to the sidewalk, St. Michaels is set back from the street with a plaza in front. Historically there are some Medieval monuments such as the...More

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Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

This church was built in 1170! It is the oldest church in the city and survived the bombings of the second world war as the Germans used the spire for navigation much of the town was destroyed and walking around the town you will notice...More

Thank Matt W
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