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Bullingdon Club in 'Orgy of Destruction' at Christ Church

Christ Church College, St Aldates, Oxford

After a drunken dinner party, members of the exclusive Bullingdon Club smashed all 468 windows in the main quad at Christ Church College.

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Dorchester Abbey

Saints, Snakes and Bones at Dorchester Abbey

Dorchester Abbey, High St, Dorchester

After St Birinus was killed by a snake bite, a local legend states that no snake can live within earshot of the bell at Dorchester Abbey.

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Asthall

Phantom Hitch-hiker at Asthall

Asthall Manor, Asthall

Asthall has its own variant on the classic phantom hitch-hiker urban legend concerning a vanishing 'gypsy-like' girl.

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A turf maze

Troy Maze at Somerton

Troy Farm, Somerton

The Troy Maze at Somerton is a rare example of a genuine post-medieval turf maze in England.

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The B4100 at Souldern

Ghostly Morris 1000 Traveller at Souldern

B4100 near Souldern

The B4100 Bicester to Banbury road near Souldern is the site of a curious haunting involving a disappearing car!

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Sandford Lasher

Sandford Lasher: Oxfordshire's Most Deadly Water?

Sandford Lock, Sandford-on-Thames, Oxford

The weir known as Sandford Lasher has a terrible reputation for taking the lives of unwary swimmers, including the boy who inspired 'Peter Pan'.

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Highwayman

Highwaymen of Shotover

Old Road, Shotover Country Park

The old road through Shotover Forest was in the past notorious as a haunt of highwaymen looking to steal from unwary travellers.

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Wolvercote Map

Duck Prank Leads to Murder at Wolvercote

Wolvercote, Oxford

When accused of stealing a duck Thomas Beesley denied it, but 'He was proved a liar by the loud quacking coming from his coat pocket'!

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The Sandpit, Shotover Country Park

The Giant of Shotover Hill

Shotover Country Park, Shotover, Oxford

Was Shotover Hill once home to a hill carving fit to rival the Cerne Abbas giant?

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Watch Folly, Ipsden

Ghost of a Hanged Shepherd Boy

Watch Folly, near Ipsden

The hill known as Watch Folly is haunted by the ghost of a shepherd boy who was hanged from an oak tree by sheep stealers.

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