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7 Memorials to explore in England

England

England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. The area now called England was first inhabited by modern humans during the Upper Paleolithic period but takes its name from the Angles, a Germanic tribe deriving its name from the Anglia peninsula, who settled during the 5th and 6th centuries. England's economy is one of the largest and most dynamic in the world, with an average GDP per capita of £28,100 or $36,000.

Alan Turing Memorial
Alan Turing MemorialSackville Park, Fairfield St, Manchester M1 3HB, UK

The Alan Turing Memorial is a sculpture dedicated to Alan Turing, an English mathematician, computer scientist, logician and theoretical biologist who contributed to the field of modern computing. Eternally sitting on a public park bench in Manchester’s Sackville Park the bronze statue of the innovative computer pioneer seems to just be waiting for some companions to come sit next to him.

Ashton Memorial
Ashton MemorialWilliamson Rd, Lancaster LA1 3QA, UK

The Ashton Memorial is a folly in Williamson Park, Lancaster, Lancashire, England. This Grade 1 listed Ashton Memorial was commissioned by Lancaster industrialist Lord Ashton as a tribute to his late wife Jessy. It was designed by John Belcher and completed in 1909. Today, the memorial serves as an exhibition space on the upper floor and a venue for concerts and weddings.

Battle of Britain Memorial
Battle of Britain MemorialNew Dover Rd, Capel-le-Ferne, Folkestone CT18 7JJ, UK

The National Memorial to the Few Dedicated to the heroic and selfless deeds of the men who won the Battle of Britain. The Memorial itself inspires quiet reflection on the bravery and sacrifice shown by the aircrew – fewer than 3,000 men – who flew, fought and sometimes died in probably the most crucial battle fought by this country in the whole of the 20th century. Also on the site are replicas of a Hawker Hurricane and Supermarine Spitfire and the Christopher Foxley-Norris Memorial Wall, on wh

Martyrs' Memorial
Martyrs' Memorial13 Magdalen St, Oxford OX1 3AE, UK

The Martyrs’ Memorial, designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott and built of magnesium limestone, has stood as a focal point at the south end of St Giles since its completion in 1843, when it replaced “a picturesque but tottering old house”. It was modelled on the Waltham Cross. The monument was built 300 years after the events of the English Reformation and commemorates the Bishop of Worcester Hugh Latimer and Bishop of London Nicholas Ridley, who were burned nearby on 16 October, 1555.

Pilgrim Fathers Memorial
Pilgrim Fathers MemorialFishtoft, Boston PE22 0RB, UK

Pilgrim Fathers Memorial was built in 1957, is just outside Boston at Fishtoft. It marks the area of Scotia Creek where, in 1607, a group of puritans, who were later to be known as the Pilgrim Fathers, attempting to flee to Holland were arrested and handed over to the authorities. It commemorates the attempt at finding religious freedom in September, 1607 by the Scrooby Congregation, a group of English Separatist Protestants who left for Holland. They were precursors of the Pilgrims who later c

Tennyson Monument
Tennyson MonumentUnnamed Road, Freshwater, Totland Bay PO39 0JH, UK

This imposing memorial to Alfred, Lord Tennyson, the Victorian Poet Laureate, stands on the highest point of Tennyson Dow, a long chalk ridge with sheer cliffs on its south side. After the poet's death in 1892, a fund was set up to pay for the memorial. It stands on the site of the old Nodes signal beacon that used to give warning of invasion threats. The inscription on the memorial pillar reads: 'In memory of Alfred Lord Tennyson this Cross is raised as a beacon to sailors by the people of Fres

Wagoners' Memorial
Wagoners' MemorialKirby Ln, Driffield YO25 3XG, UK

The Wagoners' Memorial is situated on the western side of Sledmere village, a little to the north of the gateway to the Church of St Mary. The unusual squat columnar memorial was designed by Sir Mark Sykes, 6th Baronet, and built in 1919–20. It became a Grade II listed building in 1966, upgraded to Grade I in February 2016. The memorial pays tribute to the fact that many other people died in addition to the soldiers including drivers, doctors and stretcher-bearers.

Map of Memorials to explore in England