The Photography Network - PictureSocial

St. Giles Parish Curch on Banbury Road-1

The church was first mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086, where it was recorded that the owner of the land north of the city intended to build a Norman church there.[4] The church was built for one Edwin, son of Godegose[1] and finished in 1120.[citation needed] In 1139, Edwin granted the church and all its property to the then newly created Benedictine Godstow Abbey, 2 miles (3.2 km) to the northwest.

St Giles Church is 550 yards (500 m) north of Oxford's city wall, and when built it stood in open fields. There were no other buildings between it and the city wall, where the St Michael at the North Gate church stands.[citation needed] About a thousand people lived within the walls of Oxford at this time.[citation needed]

The church was not actually consecrated until 1200, by Saint Hugh, Bishop of Lincoln. There is a 13th or 14th century consecration cross consisting of interlaced circles cut into the western column of the bell tower[1] that is believed to commemorate this. Also in commemoration of the consecration, St Giles' Fair was established. The fair continues to this day, held on the Monday and Tuesday after the Sunday following 1 September, which is St Giles' Day.[5] St Hugh also expanded the St Mary Magdalen's Church to the south in 1194.

Views: 4


You need to be a member of The Photography Network - PictureSocial to add comments!

Join The Photography Network - PictureSocial

Deal Ending Soon!

Latest Activity

Terrence John Davey replied to Lori Gail's discussion Black and White Photography in the group Room To Grow
"Brian the refletion in this capture simply amazes me!"
5 minutes ago
Terrence John Davey replied to Lori Gail's discussion Black and White Photography in the group Room To Grow
"Thanks very mucch Dalia!"
8 minutes ago
Terrence John Davey replied to Rose's discussion Bloopers, and Seriously Funny Stuff in the group Room To Grow
"Are we saying the the young un is a cross between a Cow and a Ram? That would be one for the books,…"
11 minutes ago
thymewarp13 replied to Skybella's discussion The DP Scavenger Hunt ... Round 3 in the group Daily Pics
"Well, it's not the same as a hitchhiking katydid holding onto the windshield at high speed,…"
20 minutes ago

Free Photography Tips

We offer free daily photography tips for all experience levels. Click Here to Subscribe Now!.

© 2015   Created by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service