Martyrs' Memorial Oxford, England

Martyrs' Memorial (1843)
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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.

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  • 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...