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BALLIOL COLLEGE AND THE MARTYRS' MEMORIAL: ORIEL'S FRONT QUADRANGLE

BALLIOL COLLEGE AND THE MARTYRS' MEMORIAL: ORIEL'S FRONT QUADRANGLE

John de Balliol founded a house for sixteen poor scholars about 1260 in penance for some misdeed, and his wife completed the work. In front of the college is the Martyrs' Memorial, reminiscent of the Eleanor Crosses, which was put up in May 1841, from designs by Sir Gilbert Scott. It commemorates the burning of Cranmer, Latimer and Ridley in the reign of Mary, but the exact spot where the martyrdom took place is in dispute. The front quadrangle of Oriel (top) is a seventeenth century restoration of fourteenth century work.

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