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Digging Ghosts at Jesus College

Jesus College, Turl Street, Oxford

An unusual digging ghost was reportedly witnessed at Jesus College in 1947. It is believed to be connected to a Civil War legend.

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Hanging of Anne Greene

Anne Greene: Back from the Dead

Castle Yard, New Street, Oxford

Execution by hanging in the 17th Century was often a messy and imprecise business, but rarely so much as in the failed hanging of Anne Greene in 1650.

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Exeter College Chapel

Headless Ghosts at Exeter College

Exeter College, Turl Street, Oxford

A headless ghost, a broken statue and a meeting of 'The Unbelievers Club' sets the scene for this creepy college tale.

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Williamscot

A Murder at Williamscot

Williamscot, near Banbury

In January 1852 a young Italian immigrant told authorities in Banbury that robbers had killed his uncle. However, the truth was very different...

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Magdalen College

Magdalen: Oxford's Most Haunted College?

Magdalen College, High Street, Oxford

The ghosts believed to haunt Magdalen College include that Oscar Wilde, Jesuit martyr George Napier and a selection of monks, some headless!

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Pudlicote Lane

A White Lady and Hidden Treasure at Pudlicote

A361, Pudlicote, Chipping Norton

The ghost of a 'white lady' known as 'Gran' is said to haunt a junction near Pudlicote, Chipping Norton. Some say she hid a hoard of sovereigns nearby.

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Oxford Castle

Courtroom Curses at the Black Assize

Oxford Castle, New Road, Oxford

The 'Black Assize' was the name given to the assize courts held at Oxford in 1577, during which at least 300 people died of an unknown illness.

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Meeting House Lane

The Murder of Ann Merrick

Meeting House Lane, Witney

"I shall kill Ann Merrick tonight or tomorrow night. And there's another down the street I'd like to serve the same. My sister!"

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Kirtlington Pond

The Ghost of Sir James Dashwood

Heyford Road, A4095, Kirtlington

Kirtlington village pond is said to house the troublesome ghost of unpopular 18th Century aristocrat Sir James Dashwood.

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Hugh Latimer and Nicholas Ridley being burned at the stake

The Burning of the Oxford Martyrs

Broad Street, Oxford

An iron cross marks the spot where three bishops were burned at the stake in 1555 and 1556 for refusing to convert to Catholicism.

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