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.

Facts & Stats on the Martyrs' Memorial

Go Historic ID
318646
Names
Martyrs' Memorial
The Martyrs Memorial
Dates
1840-42

Visitor & Contact Information

Address
St Giles Street
Oxford, England
National Grid Reference
SP 51245 06525

Essays on the Martyrs' Memorial

Listed Building Description of the Martyrs' Memorial

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.

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Source: The National Heritage List for England
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Resources for the Martyrs' Memorial

  1. The National Heritage List for England English Heritage.

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About This Listing

Last Updated
February 4, 2015
First Published
October 8, 2013
Submitted by
Holly Hayes
Title
Martyrs' Memorial - Oxford, England