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Martyrs Memorial Obelisk on Pavement in Front of Number 85

A Grade II Listed Building in Rayleigh, Essex

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Latitude: 51.586 / 51°35'9"N

Longitude: 0.6055 / 0°36'19"E

OS Eastings: 580598

OS Northings: 190676

OS Grid: TQ805906

Mapcode National: GBR QNS.HX4

Mapcode Global: VHJKX.FDYJ

Entry Name: Martyrs Memorial Obelisk on Pavement in Front of Number 85

Listing Date: 14 October 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1168509

English Heritage Legacy ID: 123030

Location: Rayleigh, Rochford, Essex, SS6

County: Essex

District: Rochford

Civil Parish: Rayleigh

Built-Up Area: Rayleigh

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Rayleigh Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Listing Text

TQ 8090-8190
(east side)
Martyrs Memorial
Obelisk on pavement
in front of No. 85

Obelisk. Dated 1908. Marble obelisk on plastered double base with chamfered
upper edges. The lower block with ornate cast iron drinking fountain to west
face, this with semi-circular bowl and pendant, moulded head and lotus head
fosset. Moulded marble base to obelisk "Thy word is truth" to west face. The
obelisk polished with rough centre panels. Side panels read: "Erected 1908 by
the Protestants of Rayleigh and District. The Noble army of Martyrs praise
Thee". "On this spot suffered for the truth Thomas Causton 26 March 1555, John
Ardley 10 June 1555, who, in reply to Bishop Bonner said, If every hair on my
head were a man I would suffer death in the opinion and faith I now profess."
"Also commemorating Robert Drakes, Minister of Thundersley and William Tyms
Curate of Hockley, both suffered in one fire at Smithfield 24 April 1556."
Situated between the pump q.v. 9/85 and horse trough q.v. 9/87 forming an
important group in the former market place.

Listing NGR: TQ8059890676

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