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A vintage postcard of Shipton-Under-Wychwood

Stolen Skulls at Shipton-Under-Wychwood

St Mary the Virgin church, Shipton under Wychwood

A humorous local story from 1894 features drunken dares, practical jokes and stolen human remains!

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St. Mary's Church, Thame

The Grey Lady of St. Mary's Church

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!

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A map to The Plain

A roundabout above a graveyard

The Plain, St. Clement's, Oxford

Travellers across the Plain may not be aware that they are crossing the site of a disused graveyard.

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Saint Mary's Church, Bampton

Halloween Divination at Bampton Church

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!

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St. Mary's Church, Upper Heyford

Gun Tragedy at Upper Heyford Church

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?

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Whitsun Ale at Woodstock illustration

Whitsun Ale at Woodstock

Woodstock

Chaotic scenes and drunken revelry were par for the course on this particularly boozy religious holiday.

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Gargoyles on the tower of University Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Oxford

Jacob Barnet Flees his Own Baptism

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.

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St Mary's Church, Witney

A Monkey at St. Mary's Church

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.

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Sheela Na Gig at Oxford

Oxford's Sheela Na Gig

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.

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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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