Brasenose College, Radcliffe Square
John Clavell became famous in the 1620s for the repentant poetry he wrote while in prison awaiting trial for highway robbery.
Longridge Farm, Henley-on-Thames
The violent murder of Kate Dungey shocked the town of Henley in 1893, and over a century later the identity of her murderer remains a mystery!
Church Road, Wheatley
This unusual hexagonal building was built in 1834 to house criminals and drunks until they could be taken to the Oxford magistrate.
The White Hart Inn, Grove Street, Wantage
During the Wantage Fair of 1833, the body of the landlady of the White Hart Inn was found, her head severed by a single blow.
St John's College, St. Giles, Oxford
In 1893 a woman was fined 10 shillings for practicing 'unlawful and subtle craft' in the gardens of St. John's College.
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.
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'!
The Dunsdon brothers of Fulbrook were once the most feared criminal gang in all of Wychwood, but they met their end due to a bungled burglary that resulted in a severed arm!
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