Martyrs' Memorial
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Bertie1224
Northamptonshire, UK572 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Couples

Splendid piece of Victorian gothic architecture that could easily just be driven past. Looking down from the third floor of the Randolph hotel gives it a whole new perspective.
Written August 24, 2020
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Nicholas H
London, UK20,576 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Solo
This Gothic monument was erected in 1563 to commemorate the three clerics, including the Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Cranmer, executed in Oxford for heresy in 1555. It’s in a prime city centre location opposite the Ashmolean Museum and the Randolph Hotel. Although quite stained because of modern pollution, it’s one of the many must see locations in Oxford.
Written August 9, 2019
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Thomas N.R. Johnson
Stockholm, Sweden622 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
This kind of memorial has a little strange aura around it ... at first it looks like a church spire has fallen down the middle of the street (and where is the church building itself - you gaze around ...). Then it is understood that this is a monument in itself, usually of important historical burden. The location makes it also an excellent reference point and meeting place. A little melancholy beautiful.
Written August 4, 2019
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alisdair t
Workington, UK6,336 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2016 • Couples
The Martyrs' Memorial is a stone monument, constructed in 1840-42, standing at the intersection of the southern end of St Giles Street in Oxford. It commemorates the three Anglican bishops who were burned at the stake under Queen Mary in the 1550's.. Thomas Cranmer, Nicholas Ridley, and Hugh Latimer. The bishops were tried for heresy at University Church of St Mary the Virgin and imprisoned at the Bocado Prison near St Michael at the North Gate Church, before being burned at the stake just outside the city walls in Broad Street. You can visit that site, actually in the middle of the road now, in Broad Street and is marked by a cross of bricks set in the road.
Written September 13, 2016
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BarneyMate
164 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014 • Couples
It's a big column in the middle of Oxford, commemorating three Protestants burnt alive for their faith. An impressice structure, but would look better without the weeds growing on it.
Written August 19, 2014
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janahn875
United States137 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2012 • Family
This memorial is an important monument to Christian Church history. Research first, and look for the marker in the road that marks the spot where the men were killed. Also note that the memorial sits on the property of a Catholic church. Interesting...
Written January 6, 2013
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sheepygold
london5,607 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Couples
This is an impressive Victorian memorial with an interesting history which is outlined in a plaque. There is an interesting photo in the small town hall museum showing a steeplejack removing a chamber pot from the pinnacle of the memorial that had been placed there by a student.
Written April 18, 2022
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Matthew P
Bury, UK241 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
The memorial is a great example and well worth a visit as part of a wider tour of the city. However there isn’t a massive amount to see so it doesn’t take a lot of time.

It is interesting to do some additional reading, either during your tour or at a later point. We found out the memorial represents the 3 martyrs of Oxford who were convicted of heresy and executed by being burned nearby - also in the city.

Each of the martyrs is displayed on different sides of the tower and the memorial itself is very similar to a church steeple.

We were also told there have been occasional rumours about an underground church below the memorial but this apparently isn’t true.

Written September 24, 2019
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RetiredWazza
Daylesford, Australia804 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Couples
The cars are killing the centre of Oxford.
This Monument is well worth the visit and learning the History.
It draws together the Church and Learning and Independence of Ideas.
Written December 5, 2018
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Karen M
Daylesford, Australia1,353 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Couples
We met at this monument to start our guided walking tour & we were interested to hear the story of the Oxford martyrs. It's a pity about the traffic racing around it.
Written November 21, 2018
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