Martyrs' Memorial Oxford, England

This Gothic Revival spire in the heart of Oxford commemorates the nearby executions of Archbishop Thomas Cranmer and other Anglican bishops under "Bloody" Queen Mary.

Martyrs' Memorial (1843)
Holly Hayes

Facts & Stats

Best Known As
Martyrs' Memorial
Full Name
Martyrs' Memorial
Also Known As
The Martyrs Memorial
51.755196° N, 1.259083° W  (map)

Contact Info

St Giles Street


March 21, 1556
Execution of Thomas Cranmer Martyrs' Memorial; Execution Site of the Oxford Martyrs

Listed Building Description

MAGDALEN STREET 1. 148 The Martyrs' Memorial SP 5106 NW 5/136 12.1.54. II* 2. By Sir Gilbert Scott, 1841. Repaired circa 1920 and cleaned and partly restored 1949. Built in Permian dolomite and Bath stone. It is a Gothic design of the Queen Eleanor Cross type. Forms the Southern terminal to St Giles' street.

Listing NGR: SP5124506525

Further Resources

  1. The National Heritage List for England: 1107172, /resultsingle.aspx?uid=1107172. Historic England.