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Oxford Inscriptions: George Napier, The Castle


Napier plaque

Oxford Preservation Trust

Close to this
spot lies the site of
the mediaeval gallows

In 1610 Blessed George
Napier, Catholic Priest and
Martyr, was executed here.

This plaque was fixed to a wall in Oxford Castle on Saturday 23 October 2010, and can be seen in context below.

Napier plaque in context

Wikipedia: George Napper or Napier

Four other Roman Catholic martyrs were executed at the Holywell Gallows
just outside the Oxford city wall and have a plaque there

Stephanie Jenkins, 2013