17 December 2021
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.
1 December 2021
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!
22 November 2021
North Bar Street, Banbury
In 1873 Richard Eden assaulted Elizabeth Gunn in North Bar Street, Banbury. At his trial, he made some startling claims.
17 November 2021
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.
9 November 2021
St. Mary's Church, Church Walk, Upper Heyford
In 1885, Frederick Charles Walton was found shot in the head near the church shortly after Sunday service. Murder or accident?
27 October 2021
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.
18 October 2021
River Thames near Kennington
When Charles Andrews drowned in the Thames near Kennington it sparked an inter-county argument over who was responsible for his body.
11 October 2021
Randolph Hotel, Beaumont Street, Oxford
In March 1870, Lord Randolph Churchill was arrested for an alleged drunken assault on a police constable outside the Randolph Hotel.