Tucked away behind Micklegate, in one of the few residential areas within the York Walls, is the church of St. Mary. Viewed from its small graveyard you could almost be mistaken for thinking you were in an English country village, such is the rural feel of this picturesque church. The church tower, which contains Roman stonework, is thought to be pre 1066, making it the oldest church building in York. Inside the church are some good examples of early stained glass and the remains of a Saxon cross. Although the church is locked, guided viewings can be made by arrangement.