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Lincoln College Library

Mass grave beneath Lincoln College Library

Lincoln College library, High Street, Oxford

When Lincoln College renovated All Saints church into its new library, they were shocked at what they found below.

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The St. Thomas area of Oxford, circa 1947

A religious cult is hounded out of Oxford

St. Thomas Street, Oxford

In 1825, many men in Oxford fell under the spell of a fanatical evangelist whose preaching urged them to leave their wives.

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Merton Street Oxford

Door knocker-stealing craze of the 1830s

Merton Street, Oxford

In the 1830s, university authorities were locked in an ongoing battle of wits with students intent on stealing college door knockers!

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Oxford Railway Station circa 1969

The Oxford Rail Disaster of 1853

Oxford Railway Station, Rewley Road

On the 8th January 1853, a series of misunderstandings led to one of the most deadly rail disasters in Oxford's history.

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John Clavell in Brasenose Lane, Oxford

John Clavell: Scholar, Poet, Highwayman

Brasenose College, Radcliffe Square

John Clavell became famous in the 1620s for the repentant poetry he wrote while in prison awaiting trial for highway robbery.

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A map to The Plain

A roundabout above a graveyard

The Plain, St. Clement's, Oxford

Travellers across the Plain may not be aware that they are crossing the site of a disused graveyard.

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Grove Street, Oxford

Magpie Lane or Grope Lane?

Magpie Lane, Oxford

This Oxford street once went by a considerably cruder name than it does today!

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Merton College, viewed across Merton Field.

Tolkien's Ghost at Merton College

Merton College, Merton Street, Oxford

J.R.R. Tolkien's ghost is said to walk the quads and corridors of Merton College, leaving behind it a distinctive whiff of pipe smoke!

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The Eagle and Child, St. Giles, Oxford

Ghosts and Inklings at the Eagle and Child

St. Giles' Street, Oxford

The Eagle and Child pub was once home to a famous literary group, but its cellars are said to be home to more sinister visitors.

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