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St Michael's Church

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Address: St Michael's Square, Southampton SO14 2AD, England
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+44 23 8022 4242
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Southampton landmark

Oldest remaining complete church within the old city walls dating to soon after the Norman Conquest, with interesing monuments and one of a few early Tournai black marble fonts to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Dr-Barry-Fry
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Lloydminster, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

we found this by accident accross from the Tutor house and really enjoyed going in ..the friendly ladies said it was the old church around ....glad we went in and they accept donations for upkeep

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Oldest remaining complete church within the old city walls dating to soon after the Norman Conquest, with interesing monuments and one of a few early Tournai black marble fonts to be found in England (others at Lincoln Minster, St Marybourne and Winchester Cathedral)

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

St Michael's Church is still standing and complete even after World War Two. It is just at the rear of High Street and worth a visit.

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Saratoga CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a few hours to spend prior to boarding a cruise. While wandering near the old city walls we noticed a nearby church. It was open so we went in. A group of amateur sketch artists was assembling. Their goal that day was to sketch various aspects of the church. We spoke with a few of the friendly folks... More 

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Very nice historic building, only minutes from shopping centre and ferries. Take a walk off the main routes and you get to see a different Southampton.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

It is the oldest building in Southampton and founded in 1070. It is the only church still in use from the 5 churches inside the walled city.

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Forest Hills, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

St. Michael's Church, reported as the oldest building in Southampton, was built by the Normans in the 11 th century and the architectural alterations that occurred through-out history and various conquests is awe inspiring and a must see when visiting the old town. There is so much to see and learn in this historic building so, to fully appreciate it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

I was here on Sunday and enjoyed a lovely service here. People are very friendly and welcoming. Service had all the bells and whistles of a large Church and very relaxing and enlightening.

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Emsworth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

This church really is a gem, tucked away from the main street in a residential area of the Old Town. The star attraction of the church is the massive C12 black Tournai marble font with its intricate carvings. There are other similar fonts in Winchester and Lincoln cathedrals but how did it end up in this modest church? Fine stained... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

We walked through the old Southampton and passed by this church. It is worthwhile to have a look inside. A leaflet (or the translation in maybe 15 different languages) is available for a self-guided tour of the church. Don´t miss the beautiful black marble baptismal font!

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