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Tower Hill Martyrs - Kilmarnock & Balmerino Tower Hill Martyrs

Plaque: Tower Hill Martyrs - Kilmarnock & Balmerino

Inscription

Site of ancient scaffold. Here the Earl of Kilmarnock and Lord Balmerino suffered, 18th August 1746.

Brenda Cook helpfully suggested we refer to the Newgate Calendar’s account of these executions and we found them there under the heading Traitors, Rebels and Assassins.

Site: Tower Hill Martyrs (2 memorials)

EC3, Trinity Square

This is an odd square arrangement of plaques surrounded with bedding plants and miniature pylons chained together to form trip hazards. The Kilmarnock & Balmerino plaque is flat on the ground at the centre. Arranged around three edges of the square are 5 slightly raised plaques, in total listing 27 names, each with their year of death, in date sequence. We show here just one of the plaques.

A London Inheritance has a great post which shows this site in 1947.

A permanent scaffold was sited here for public decapitation. Important people, mainly royals, were executed nearby, within the grounds of the Tower.

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This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Tower Hill Martyrs - Kilmarnock & Balmerino

Information Subjects commemorated

50765

Lord Balmerino

Jacobite.  Taken prisoner at the Battle of Culloden.  Tried and beheaded on t...

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50766

Earl of Kilmarnock

Jacobite.  Taken prisoner at the Battle of Culloden.  Tried and beheaded on...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Tower Hill Martyrs - Kilmarnock & Balmerino

Information Also at this site

50483

Tower Hill Martyrs - list

{5 plaques, in total listing 27 names, each with their year of death, the fir...

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