Burdrop is a village in Sibford Gower civil parish, about 6.5 miles (10.5 km) west of Banbury in Oxfordshire, England. Burdrop is contiguous with Sibford Gower and sometimes considered part of the village. Burdrop's toponym means the "hamlet near the burh", which implies it was near a fortified settlement.
Burdrop was part of the parish of Swalcliffe until 1841, when a new ecclesiastical parish of Sibford Gower, with Sibford Ferris and Burdrop was created. The Church of England parish church of the Holy Trinity was built in 1840 to plans by the architect H.J. Underwood. It is a cruciform Gothic Revival building that emulates an Early English Gothic style. The porch was designed by W.E. Mills and added in 1897.
In 1782 Burdrop was recorded as having two pubs: the Old Inn and the Wykeham Arms. (In fact the latter is in Sibford Gower.) The earliest known record of the Bishop Blaize Inn dates from 1816. Its namesake is Saint Blaise, an early 4th-century Armenian bishop who is the patron saint of wool-combers. By the 21st century the Bishop Blaize Inn was the only pub in Burdrop still trading now as Blaze Inn Saddles, a venue for motorcyclists who travel from all over the country to enjoy splendid views and fabulous hospitality.
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