• Martyrs' memorial, St Giles, Oxford

    Image ID
    FOT515006
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Image Details
    Image File Attributes
    7.0 MB
    JPEG
    Image Dimensions
    2848 x 4288 px
    Image Print Size (at 300 ppi)
    241 x 363 mm
    9.5 x 14.3 in
    Visual Size @300ppi
    Keywords
    The Martyrs' Memorial monument St Giles Oxford England UK Oxford Martyrs Sir George Gilbert Scott George Gilbert Scott Victorian Gothic memorial statues Thomas Cranmer Hugh Latimer. Nicholas Ridley sculptor Henry Weekes
    Description
    The Martyrs' Memorial is an imposing stone monument at the intersection of St Giles', Magdalen Street and Beaumont Street in Oxford, England just outside Balliol College. It commemorates the 16th-century "Oxford Martyrs". Designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott, the monument was completed in 1843. The Victorian Gothic memorial, whose design dates from 1838, has been likened to the spire of some sunken cathedral. The three statues of Thomas Cranmer, Hugh Latimer and Nicholas Ridley are by Henry Weekes.[1] The monument is listed at grade II*.[2] The inscription on the base of the Martyrs' Memorial reads as follows: "To the Glory of God, and in grateful commemoration of His servants, Thomas Cranmer, Nicholas Ridley, Hugh Latimer, Prelates of the Church of England, who near this spot yielded their bodies to be burned, bearing witness to the sacred truths which they had affirmed and maintained against the errors of the Church of Rome, and rejoicing that to them it was given not only to believe in Christ, but also to suffer for His sake; this monument was erected by public subscription in the year of our Lord God, MDCCCXLI
    Uploader
    David John Carton
    Contributor
    David John Carton
    Date Taken
    2008-11-23
    Uploaded on
    2009-02-23
    Collection
    Oxford
    Category
    Architecture
    Sub Category
    Monuments
    Setting
    Outdoor
    Point of view
    Above camera
    People
    Without people
    Dominant colour
    #202010