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Martyrs Memorial

The Martyrs Memorial is a stone monument near Beaumont Street in Oxford. It commemorates the Anglican Bishops Hugh Latimer and Nicholas Ridley and the Archbishop of Canterbury Thomas Cranmer, all three of whom were convicted of heresy in 1555, and burned at the stake for their religious beliefs.

The Martyrs Memorial was designed by George Gilbert Scott in 1838 and building began in 1841, which took two years to complete. The Memorial served as the replacement for a 'picturesque but tottering old house'. The design of the memorial is very much Gothic, and has been compared to the steeple of a Cathedral in appearance. It is infact a common rumour that Oxford students often trick foreign tourists into believing that Martyrs Memorial is actually the spire of an underground church, resulting in the tourists following a flight of steps adjacent to the memorial, that actually leads to a block of public toilets.

The three statues of Thomas Cranmer, Hugh Latimer and Nicholas Ridley, that are placed within the monument, were designed by Henry Weekes, and unfortunately the Memorial became severely damaged during the 1900's, but the cities council and the Oxford Preservation Trust managed to raise enough funds, and in 2003 Martyrs Memorial was restored to its former glory. Today, it is a grade II listed monument.


Hotels near Martyr's Memorial Oxford


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Macdonald Randolph Hotel

Beaumont St , Oxford , OX1 2LN

Macdonald Randolph Hotel is 0.03 kilometers from Martyr's Memorial Oxford. Room prices starting from £

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8.3 out of 10

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The Buttery

11-12 Broad Street , Oxford , OX1 3AP

The Buttery is 0.16 kilometers from Martyr's Memorial Oxford. Room prices starting from £

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8.1 out of 10

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Ali Inn Oxford

6 Gloucester Street , Oxford , OX1 2BN

Ali Inn Oxford is 0.17 kilometers from Martyr's Memorial Oxford. Room prices starting from £

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7.1 out of 10

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The George Street Hotel

15-19 George Street , Oxford , OX1 2AB

The George Street Hotel is 0.18 kilometers from Martyr's Memorial Oxford. Room prices starting from £

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8.1 out of 10

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The Bocardo Hotel

24-26 George Street , Oxford , OX1 2AE

The Bocardo Hotel is 0.18 kilometers from Martyr's Memorial Oxford. Room prices starting from £

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7.7 out of 10

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George Oxford Hotel

29-30 George St , Oxford , OX1 2AY

George Oxford Hotel is 0.19 kilometers from Martyr's Memorial Oxford. Room prices starting from £

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7.2 out of 10

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Tower House Guest House

15 Ship Street , Oxford , OX1 3DA

Tower House Guest House is 0.20 kilometers from Martyr's Memorial Oxford. Room prices starting from £

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8.4 out of 10

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Vanbrugh House Hotel

20 - 24 St Michael's Street , Oxford , OX1 2EB

Vanbrugh House Hotel is 0.20 kilometers from Martyr's Memorial Oxford. Room prices starting from £

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8.5 out of 10

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Oxford Apartment

Clarendon House, 52 Cornmarket Street , Oxford , OX1 3HJ

Oxford Apartment is 0.22 kilometers from Martyr's Memorial Oxford. Room prices starting from £

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7.9 out of 10

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Henry's

26 St. Michael's Street , Oxford , OX1 2EB

Henry's is 0.23 kilometers from Martyr's Memorial Oxford. Room prices starting from £

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9.3 out of 10

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