3 April 2021
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.
1 April 2021
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.
30 March 2021
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...
29 March 2021
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.
22 March 2021
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.