St Blaise Avenue, BR1

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Named after the saint who has long been linked with Bromley but the reason has been lost to antiquity with no authentic information concerning the point on record. Beeby writes in his account of the area: “Within the demesne land of the Manor and near the Palace, is an ancient¬†well which from time immemorial has been dedicated to Saint Blaize, there having been a shrine attached to the well, and pilgrimages to the shrine were encouraged by promise of indulgences to those who worshipped there on certain occasions.¬†It is on record also that persons to whom penance had been enjoined, were sometimes ordered to offer a candle at the shrine of St Blaize, at Bromley.”

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