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Wycliffe Hall, Oxford

Pantry Boy Murdered at Wycliffe Hall

Wycliffe Hall, Banbury Road, Oxford

In 1938 the University of Oxford was rocked by the murder of a sixteen-year-old pantry boy by a theological student at Wycliffe Hall.

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University College, Oxford

Attempted Murder at University College

Master's Lodge, Logic Lane, Oxford

When Catherine Riordan's relationship with Junior Dean John Haines ended in 1890, Catherine swore 'By God, I will be a murderess.'

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Old map of Church Handborough

The Ghost of Jane Scalpepper

The Old Rectory, Church Handborough

The Old Rectory at Church Handborough is haunted by the ghost of Jane Scalpepper, who met a bad end there in the mid 17th century.

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Horley map

'She dared me to do it': Murder at Horley

Horley, Banbury

In May 1952 Oliver Butler strangled Rose Meadows. He told police she was obsessed with death and had egged him on to killer her. Was he telling the truth?

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Wolvercote Map

Duck Prank Leads to Murder at Wolvercote

Wolvercote, Oxford

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'!

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Mapledurham House

Ghosts of Mapledurham House

Mapledurham House, Mapledurham, Reading

The ghost of a former owner can reportedly be seen pulling across the floor the body of a servant who he murdered in a fit of anger.

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St Michael's Church, Stanton Harcourt

Adultery, Murder and Hauntings at Stanton Harcourt

Main Road, Stanton Harcourt

The Lady Pool at Stanton Harcourt is believed to house two restless spirits, both of whom met their deaths in connection to adultery.

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Cumnor Hill

The Ghost of Old Martson

Arnold's Way, Botley, Oxford

Arnold's Way in Botley is said to be haunted by the ghost of a man who murdered his wife with an axe

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Headington Hill

A Murderous Vacuum Cleaner Salesman

Headington Road, Oxford

In 1931 Mrs Kempson was found murdered in her home. On her mantlepiece was the business card of travelling vacuum salesman Henry Seymour.

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Old Brasenose

The Sad Murder of an Oxfordshire Pedlar

Headington, Oxford

On an early morning in February 1887, a couple in Headington were awoken by the cry 'Missus! Missus! My mother's dead! He's killed her with a hammer!'

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