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!'
Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire
The troubled marriage of Joseph and Henrietta Walker ended in murder in 1887.
Water Meadow Gate, Blenheim Park, Bladon
Petty grievances can get out of hand among people who are forced to work together, as is shown by the murder of William Beckley.
Cumnor Place, Cumnor
The Little Angel Inn, White Hill, Remenhem, Henley-on-Thames
The Little Angel inn is said to be haunted by the ghost of 18th century poisoner Mary Blandy, who fled there after murdering her father.
Hampton House, The Green, Cassington
A broken love affair ended in tragedy when the wayward Harry Rowles murdered Mary Hanna Allen at her home in Cassington in December 1877.
Castle Yard, New Street, Oxford
Execution by hanging in the 17th Century was often a messy and imprecise business, but rarely so much as in the failed hanging of Anne Greene in 1650.
Williamscot, near Banbury
In January 1852 a young Italian immigrant told authorities in Banbury that robbers had killed his uncle. However, the truth was very different...