Cranmer Square was a feature of the original town plan for Christchurch, surveyed by Edward Jollie in 1849−50. The Square was named for Thomas Cranmer, one of the so-called Marian Martyrs executed by Mary I for their protestant faith. As the centre of a historical educational precinct, the square has been used from at least the 1860s for both formal and informal recreation.
Cranmer Square, Central City
Last updated: 15.02.2015