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Iffley Lock

Corpse Trouble at Iffley Lock Toll

Iffley Lock, Church Way, Iffley

A superstition about corpses passing through toll gates has caused trouble for the operators of Iffley Lock toll on a number of occasions.

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Alice Chaucer's tomb at Ewelme church

Cadaver Monuments at Ewelme

St. Mary the Virgin Church, Parson's Lane, Ewelme

Inside Ewelme church can be found the gruesome tomb of Alice Chaucer, which contains sculptures of her body both in life and in death!

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Doom Painting at South Leigh

Doom Painting at South Leigh

St. James the Great Church, Church End, South Leigh

South Leigh church has a great example of a 15th-century doom painting, complete with smiling demons dragging sinners to hell.

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Meteor Shower

A Meteorite Falls to Earth at Launton

Launton, Bicester

In February 1830 a fireball was seen in the sky and explosions were heard as a meteorite fell to earth at Launton near Bicester.

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