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.
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.
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.
St Catherine's Church, Church Lane, Towersey
The ghost of a headless Civil War cavalier can reportedly be seen riding between the place of his death and St Catherine's Church, Towersey.
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.
Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Church Walk, Ambrosden
Legend has it that the Devil himself sought to hamper the people of Ambrosden in their attempts to build a parish church.
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