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Saint Mary the Virgin, Chipping Norton

Ghost of a Hanged Vicar at Chipping Norton

St Mary's Church, Church Street, Chipping Norton

Vicar Henry Joyes was hanged in chains from Chipping Norton church tower for his part in the Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Rising of 1549.

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Wychwood Way

Murder in Wychwood Forest

Wychwood Forest, West Oxfordshire

"My neck is but very short now, perhaps it may be longer at midsummer!" - William James, who was hanged for the murder of gamekeeper James Millen in 1824.

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All Saints Faringdon

The Headless Ghost of Hamilton Tighe

All Saints Faringdon, Church Street, Faringdon

There are two possible stories of how a headless ghost came to haunt the churchyard at All Saints Farringdon.

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Enstone

Poltergeists of the Hall family

Enstone, Oxfordshire

Supernatural events hounded blacksmith Thomas Hall and his wife Ann, including the sound of a cock loudly crowing, smashing crockery and gunshots.

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Godstow Abbey

Fair Rosamund at Godstow

Godstow Nunnery, Wolvercote, Oxford

The tragic ghost Henry II's mistress Rosamund Clifford is said to haunt the ruins of Godstow Abbey, Wolvercote.

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Wilcote House, Wilcote

A Wilcote Haunting

Wilcote, North Leigh, West Oxfordshire

The ghosts of the wicked Lord and Lady Wilcote are said to haunt the church and surrounding lanes around Wilcote.

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Devil's Quoits

The Devil's Quoits

Stanton Harcourt, Oxfordshire

The Neolithic henge and stone circle at Stanton Harcourt is said to be the result of a wager between the Devil and a beggar.

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A wild boar

Christmas Traditions at Queen's College

Queen's College, High Street, Oxford

A near miss with a wild boar inspired an unusual culinary tradition at Queen's College, Oxford

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Roger Bacon

The Brazen Head at Brasenose College

Brasenose College, Radcliffe Square, Oxford

According to legend the name of Brasenose College comes from a speaking brass door knocker created by the medieval philosopher Roger Bacon.

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Divinity Road

A Murderous Student in Divinity Road

Divinity Road, East Oxford

"One moonshiny night, as I sat high, Waiting for one to come by, The boughs did bend, my heart did ache, To see what hole the fox did make."

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