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Reviewed 29 July 2018

Just across the way from the Ashmolean Museum, the Martyrs' Memorial is a stone monument at the intersection of St Giles', Magdalen and Beaumont Streets. It was built in the 1840s and commemorates the 16th-century Oxford Martyrs.

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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

I live in Oxford so pass this frequently. A lovely looking memorial and interesting story behind it. Most days it just becomes a sitting place for groups of tourists though.

Thank Cleoface
Reviewed 15 May 2018

Ok its just a memorial in the middle of the road in the center of the city.Take a picture and go on... Didnt find something interesting on it.

Thank christoskontas
Reviewed 3 May 2018

This impressive Victorian monument is fairly easy to find, at the end of St Giles where it meets Beaumont Street. It is opposite that other great Victorian construction, the Randolph Hotel. The steps at the base are a good place to sit if it is...More

1  Thank Dave_Cowley_Road
Reviewed 19 March 2018

This is worth a look (won't take long) but note that to find the place of the actual martyrdom you need to turn left on to Broad Street and it is marked with a cross in the middle of the street.

1  Thank BrushM
Reviewed 17 February 2018

I'd seen the Memorial on Morse and Lewis and my son said how impressive it is. However, there's no substitute for seeing it yourself. I have also read various historical novels that have referenced the martyrs remembered there, especially Thomas Cranmer who died, I believe,...More

1  Thank doccaroline123
Reviewed 17 February 2018

An early design by Sir George Gilbert Scott, one of the UK's most famous and prolific (about 800 works) 19th century architects. Familiar works include the hotel at St. Pancras Station and the Albert Memorial. Pioneered as a restoration architect in "restoring" countless historic churches,...More

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Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

Located in Oxford city centre is the memorial to the three martyrs who were found guilty of heresy in 1555 and sentenced to death and were burned at the stake on Broad Street.

Thank rayrest
Reviewed 2 January 2018

This stone monument at the intersection of St Giles, Magdalan, and Beaument Streests is located just outside Ballioli College. It commemorates the three Oxford martyrs: Thomas Cranmer, Hugh Latimer, and Nicholas Ridley. These clerics were burned for heresy during the reign of Queen Mary.The monument...More

Thank Kyle S
Reviewed 20 November 2017

A reminder that religious intolerance has been a sad part of English history too. It marks a significant event but as an attraction there's not much to do except the obligatory photograph.

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