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Williamscot

A Murder at Williamscot

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...

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Kirtlington Pond

The Ghost of Sir James Dashwood

Heyford Road, A4095, Kirtlington

Kirtlington village pond is said to house the troublesome ghost of unpopular 18th Century aristocrat Sir James Dashwood.

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Black Cat

The Beast of Otmoor

Upper Arncott, Oxfordshire

Sightings of big cats have been reported in the area of Otmoor for the last 30 years. Does the area have its own crypto-zoological mystery?

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Otmoor

Miraculous Oats of Otmoor

Otmoor, Oxford

The legend of how Otmoor got its name features a Lady Godiva-esque women, a horse and an astonishing sheaf of oats .

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Matthew Hopkins Witch Finder General

Foxes and Witches in Kirtlington

Kirtlington

The popular belief that witches could turn themselves into animals is at the centre of this legend about a local Kirtlington woman.

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Weston Manor House

Mysterious Maude of the Manor

The Manor Country House Hotel, Weston on the Green

The ghost of a nun known as Maude is supposed to make her presence known to guests staying in 'The Oak Room' at Weston Manor House, the property now known as The Manor Country House Hotel.

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The Holt Hotel at Hopcrofts Holt

Highwaymen at Hopcrofts Holt

The Holt Hotel, Hopcrofts Holt, Steeple Aston

The ghost of the famous 17th century highwayman Claude Duval is said to haunt the Holt Hotel. And if you are female, watch out! Even in death Duval is said to have an eye for the ladies!

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The Old Vicarage, Deddington

Haunted Deddington Vicarage

The Old Vicarage, Deddington, Oxfordshire

The Old Vicarage is said to be haunted by the ghost of Revd Maurice Frost, who died there in 1962. Be warned, Frost's ghost does not like visitors!

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Hempton Horse Man

Hempton, Deddington

The village of Hempton is said to be haunted by a man riding a horse. Cyclists also report being pushed off their bicycles by unseen hands.

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