St Mary the Virgin church, Shipton under Wychwood
A humorous local story from 1894 features drunken dares, practical jokes and stolen human remains!
St. Mary's Church, Church Road, Thame
The ghost of a lady in grey has been reported since the 1880s, often brushing past unsuspecting visitors on the belfry stairs!
The Plain, St. Clement's, Oxford
Travellers across the Plain may not be aware that they are crossing the site of a disused graveyard.
Church Lane, Bampton
If you wished to find out who was going to die in Bampton, you just needed to go to the church at midnight on 31 October!
St. Mary's Church, Church Walk, Upper Heyford
In 1885, Frederick Charles Walton was found shot in the head near the church shortly after Sunday service. Murder or accident?
Chaotic scenes and drunken revelry were par for the course on this particularly boozy religious holiday.
University Church of St. Mary the Virgin, High Street, Oxford
In 1612 Jewish scholar Jacob Barnet was thrown into prison for fleeing Oxford on the day of his planned Baptism ceremony.
St. Mary's Church, The Green, Witney
An escaped monkey during a fair inspired this unusual addition to the spire at St. Mary's Church, Witney.
St Michael at the North Gate Church, Cornmarket Street, Oxford
This explicit stone carving is an unusual addition to one of Oxford's oldest churches.
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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