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Wittenham Clumps

Hidden treasure and ravens at Wittenham Clumps

24 April 2021

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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Wayland's Smithy

Wayland's Smithy

22 April 2021

Wayland's Smithy, The Ridgeway, Ashbury

If you leave a coin and your horse at Wayland's Smithy overnight, in the morning your coin will be gone and your horse will have new shoes.

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The Blowing Stone

The Blowing Stone of Kingston Lisle

19 April 2021

2 Blowing Stone Cottages, Kingston Lisle, Wantage

The Blowing Stone is a large sarsen stone covered with holes that makes an eerie booming sound when blown into.

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Dragon Hill

Uffington White Horse and Dragon Hill

18 April 2021

White Horse Hill, Uffington, Oxfordshire

Many myths and legends surround the bronze age hill carving on White Horse Hill, which for centuries was the site of a local fair.

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Banbury Cross and Horse Fair

A Statue to Dagon at Banbury?

14 April 2021

Banbury Cross, A361, Banbury

In July 1600 the High Cross at Banbury was pulled down by Puritans, who considered the images thereon a form a pagan idolatry.

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The Hoar Stone, Enstone

The Hoar Stone at Enstone

16 March 2021

B4022, Enstone

This Neolithic monument stands at the intersection of two lay lines. The largest stone is believed to walk to the pub on Midsummer's eve for a drink.

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Hawk Stone at Dean

The Hawk Stone at Dean

16 March 2021

Dean, near Spelsbury

It is believed that the cleft at the top of this standing stone was made by the chains of the witches who were chained to the stone to be burned.

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Wilcote House, Wilcote

A Wilcote Haunting

12 March 2021

Wilcote, North Leigh, West Oxfordshire

The ghosts of the wicked Lord and Lady Wilcote are said to haunt the church and surrounding lanes around Wilcote.

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