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The Sandpit, Shotover Country Park

The Giant of Shotover Hill

Shotover Country Park, Shotover, Oxford

Was Shotover Hill once home to a hill carving fit to rival the Cerne Abbas giant?

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Ashbury, Oxfordshire

A Forgotten Stone Circle at Ashbury

Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Ashbury

It is believed that the village of Ashbury was built on the site of an ancient stone circle, as is evidenced by the sarsen stones scattered around the village.

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Ambrosden Church

The Devil at Ambrosden Church

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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Scutchamer Knob

Moots and Burials at Scutchamer Knob

Cuckhamsley Hill, Harwell

Standing high on the Ridgeway, the hill known as Scutchamer Knob is a location with more than a few myths and legends.

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St. Mary's Church, Cropredy

The Headless St. Fremund at Cropredy

St Mary's Church, Church Lane, Cropredy

St. Mary's Church at Cropredy has a link to an 8th-century saint with a particularly macabre backstory.

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Symon Wysdom's House, Burford

Wife Selling and Rough Music in Burford

Symon Wysdom's House, 1 High Street, Burford

A Burford man who attempted to 'sell' his wife at Chipping Norton market in 1855 got more than he bargained for!

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The Iron Well at Cornbury Park

Spanish Liquor Day in Wychwood Forest

Cornbury Park, Charlbury

On Palm Sunday it is traditional for villagers to walk into Wychwood forest to collect spring water to mix with liquorice to make 'Spanish Water'.

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Wittenham Clumps

Hidden treasure and ravens at Wittenham Clumps

Wittenham Clumps, Little Wittenham, Didcot OX14 4QZ

An ancient hoard of buried treasure is believed to be hidden at The Money Pit on Wittenham Clumps, guarded by a great raven.

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