17 February 2023
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.
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!
7 April 2021
Water Meadow Gate, Blenheim Park, Bladon
Petty grievances can get out of hand among people who are forced to work together, as is shown by the murder of William Beckley.
29 March 2021
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.
16 March 2021
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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