Plaque: Tower Hill Martyrs - Kilmarnock & Balmerino
Site of ancient scaffold. Here the Earl of Kilmarnock and Lord Balmerino suffered, 18th August 1746.
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.