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...
Oxford Castle, New Road, Oxford
The 'Black Assize' was the name given to the assize courts held at Oxford in 1577, during which at least 300 people died of an unknown illness.
Meeting House Lane, Witney
"I shall kill Ann Merrick tonight or tomorrow night. And there's another down the street I'd like to serve the same. My sister!"
Broad Street, Oxford
An iron cross marks the spot where three bishops were burned at the stake in 1555 and 1556 for refusing to convert to Catholicism.
Blandy House, Hart Street, Henley-on-Thames
The murder Mary Blandy is perhaps Henley-on-Thames's most notorious former resident.
The body of Woodeaton gamekeeper Thomas Cooper was found face down in the mud in the early hours of 4 November 1835. He had been murdered.
On 7 May 1839 the widow Fanny Phillips was found murdered in her bed, her life savings of £300 stolen. And her murderer nearly got away with it!
Wychwood Forest, West Oxfordshire
"My neck is but very short now, perhaps it may be longer at midsummer!" - William James, who was hanged for the murder of gamekeeper James Millen in 1824.