NO5017 : The Martyrs' Memorial

taken 6 years ago, near to St Andrews, Fife, Great Britain

The Martyrs' Memorial
The Martyrs' Memorial
The Martyrs' Memorial stands at the west end of the Scores, on a cliff overlooking the sea. It stands over ten metres in height and is often seen on the skyline in pictures and broadcasts from the Royal and Ancients golf course.

The obelisk dates from 1842-3 and was erected in honour of Protestant martyrs of the Reformation era. The inscription (NO5017 : Inscription on the Martyrs' Monument) reads:
In memory of the martyrs
Patrick Hamilton, Henry Forrest, George Wishart and Walter Mile
who in support of the Protestant faith suffered death by fire at St Andrews
between the years MDXXVIII and MDLVIII
-- -- ----------- shall be in everlasting

(I couldn’t make out the word(s) at the start of the penultimate line)

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Date Taken
Tuesday, 25 October, 2011   (more nearby)
Thursday, 3 November, 2011
Geographical Context
Coastal  Historic sites and artefacts  Religious sites  People, Events 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NO 5059 1706 [10m precision]
WGS84: 56:20.5981N 2:48.0550W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NO 5055 1708
View Direction
East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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Protestant  Reformation  Martyrs  Memorial  Monument  Obelisk 

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