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‘Alice Door’

Seventh-century princess and abbess, Saint Frideswide is now known as the patron saint of Oxford. Running from King Algar of Mercia who sought to marry her, she ended up in Oxford and left a few legendary marks across the city. One such place was Saint Margaret’s Well.

A church dedicated to her was constructed in the neighborhood of Osney Island during the late 19th-century, designed by Gothic Revival architect Samuel Sanders Teulon. Although the church itself is beautifully constructed, one of its most extraordinary features, although lesser-known, can be found inside.


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