Referred to in 1830 Pigots Directory. There are also references to the Bishops Blaize in 1820 and 1822. The precise location of the Bishops Blaize has not yet been identified.

Bishop Hooper was burnt at the stake in Gloucester for heresy in 1588. It is popularly supposed that the sign of the inn derives from this fact but an alternative suggestion is that it is named after St. Blaize, a Bishop in Asia Minor, who was the patron saint of woolcombers and was martyred for his faith in AD 316 by being tortured to death with woolcoms.

There was another Bishops Blaize pub in Cirencester.


1830 William Ballinger

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