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St Mary's Gate

Queen Mary is reputed to haunt this building. It is from the windows above the arch, it is said, that she watched the execution by burning of Bishop John Hooper, and a face has been sighted peering out of these windows. Hooper rejected the Catholic faith when it had been reinstated; previously Hooper had found that the Catholics in Gloucester were corrupt and had extracted the church's finances for their own uses, whereupon Mary claimed that it was Hooper himself who was responsible for the misdeeds, demanding financial restitution.

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