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Somerville House, Oxford

Isaac Grubb and the 1867 Bread Riots

Somerville House, 130 Banbury Road, Oxford

Baker Isaac Grubb incurred the town's anger when it was revealed he was selling bread to the university on the cheap.

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St Andrews Church Headington

Cabbage Theft Ends in Tragedy at Headingon Church

St. Andrew's Church, St, Headington

A misunderstanding ended in tragedy in 1872, when the Parish Clerk of Headington was accused of stealing cabbages from a neighbour.

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Donnington Bridge Road circa 1876

A Suicide Buried Near Donnington Bridge

Donnington Bridge Road

In 1803 the body of a perfidious harness maker was buried at the junction of Donnington Bridge Road and the Iffley Road.

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Pentagram at Adderbury Church

A Pentagram at Adderbury Church

Church of St. Mary the Virgin, 1 Mill Ln, Adderbury

On the exterior wall at Adderbury church can be found a symbol that many would associate with the occult, paganism and witchcraft.

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Crowsley Park

The Hound of the Baskervilles in Oxfordshire?

Crowsley Park, Binfield Heath, Oxfordshire

Hell hounds, legends and a real-life Henry Baskerville link this Oxfordshire house to the famous Sherlock Holmes adventure.

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Victorian bedroom

A Haunted Wardrobe at Carterton Manor

Priory Manor Farm, Manor Road, Brize Norton

An advert in the London Morning Post on 19 August 1937, offered for sale a large Victorian wardrobe, complete with ghost!

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Palmistry

Arrested for Palmistry at St John's College

St John's College, St. Giles, Oxford

In 1893 a woman was fined 10 shillings for practicing 'unlawful and subtle craft' in the gardens of St. John's College.

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Gargoyle at St. Mary's Church, Bloxham

The Devil at Bloxham, Adderbury and King's Sutton

St. Mary's Church, Church Street, Bloxham

The devil is said to have played a part in building the church spires in these three Oxfordshire villages.

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Bampton, Oxfordshire

The Story of Moonraker Lane

Moonraker Lane, Bampton

The curiously named Moonraker Lane harks back to a running joke from the past about mistaking the moon's reflection for a cheese!

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Bicester station circa 1910

Railway Disaster at Bicester

Bicester Railway Station, London Rd, Bicester

In 1861 a misunderstanding between station staff and a train driver cost the lives of 6 people at Bicester railway station.

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