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The Scottish Martyrs Memorial, Nunhead Cemetery

A Grade II Listed Building in Nunhead, London

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Latitude: 51.4637 / 51°27'49"N

Longitude: -0.0532 / 0°3'11"W

OS Eastings: 535335

OS Northings: 175656

OS Grid: TQ353756

Mapcode National: GBR JD.H8D

Mapcode Global: VHGR7.1G7S

Plus Code: 9C3XFW7W+FP

Entry Name: The Scottish Martyrs Memorial, Nunhead Cemetery

Listing Date: 17 September 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1385658

English Heritage Legacy ID: 471062

Location: Nunhead Cemetery, Southwark, London, SE15

County: London

District: Southwark

Electoral Ward/Division: Nunhead

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Southwark

Traditional County: Surrey

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Nunhead St Antony with St Silas

Church of England Diocese: Southwark

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636-1/50/482 The Scottish Martyrs' Memorial,
Nunhead Cemetery


Obelisk. 1851. Granite. Obelisk, 10m high, on square base with
inscription on each side, set within low rails of twisted iron
carried by squat corner posts.
HISTORICAL NOTE: erected through funds raised from public by
Radical MP Joseph Hume, following a public meeting in 1837, to
commemorate 5 men sentenced to be transported for sedition in
1793-94: Thomas Muir, Thomas Palmer, Joseph Gerrald, William
Skirving and Maurice Margarot. A similar monument was erected
on Calton Hill, Edinburgh in 1837.
(Macfarlane W: The Scottish Martyrs: 1983-).

Listing NGR: TQ3533575656

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