9 April 2023
Lord William's School, Oxford Road, Thame
Thame's oldest school is said to be haunted by the ghost of a school Matron who was murdered by another staff member in the 19th century.
27 March 2023
4 Burford Rd, Filkins, Lechlade
Barnard Gate, Eynsham
The Devil in the form of a fiery serpent is said to have ensnared a man on his way to Barnard Gate.
13 March 2023
Gallowstree Common, South Oxfordshire
The name of this village in South Oxfordshire is a reminder of its history as a place where executed criminals were gibbeted.
9 March 2023
Botley Road/Binsey Lane, Oxford
The murder of Betsy Richards in 1871 was described by Oxford Coroner William Brunner as the worst crime he had seen in his 28 year career.
17 February 2023
Purgatory, Steeple Barton
An unusual name jumps out at you while browsing maps of the River Dorn between Steeple Barton and Wootton: Purgatory. What is this hellish-sounding place, and how did it get its name?
Culham Station, Abingdon Rd, Culham
In 1873, Culham stationmaster William Bradshaw made a grisly discovery in the station toilets that saw passenger Jane Haines on trial for infanticide.
The Chequers, 131 High Street, Oxford
The Chequers dates back over eight centuries and can boast a strange history, including animal menageries, resident giants, macabre sideshows, secret tunnels and ghostly monks!
14 February 2023
5 Folly Bridge, Abingdon Road
Just two years after it was built, the owner of Caudwell's Castle found himself on trial for shooting a student who had been tampering with his ornamental cannons!
10 February 2023
Sturdy's Castle, Banbury Road, Tackley
Sturdy's Castle is a pub with a curious name, and an even more curious legend that inspired it.
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