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“Early work of Gilbert Scott”
Review of Martyrs' Memorial

Ranked #50 of 144 things to do in Oxford
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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, before this field evolved into modern principles.

This is a monument to three important Protestant dissidents who defended their beliefs and paid by being burned at the stake by order of Queen Mary. An X marks that spot on Broad Street. This monument is behind the MacDonald Windsor Hotel on St. Giles St.

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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.

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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 was designed by Sir G G Scott and completed in 1843 . It is Victorian Gothic. The statues of the three martyrs are by Henry Weeks {I Think}.

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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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Reviewed 11 November 2017

We took a risk and drove into the centre of Oxford and managed to find a side street off St Giles.After finding a pub for lunch we had a wander around and on our return to our car spotted this Memorial...which seems to be more of a meeting point....fair enough,but the litter left behind needs addressing.Shame as it is a really pretty monument.

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