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Lambridge Farm, Henley-on-Thames

The Unsolved Murder of Kate Dungey

Longridge Farm, Henley-on-Thames

The violent murder of Kate Dungey shocked the town of Henley in 1893, and over a century later the identity of her murderer remains a mystery!

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Woodcut of fairies dancing in a ring

Fairies and Goblins at Adwell Cop

Adwell Cop, near Adwell, South Oxfordshire

Tales of fairies have long been associated with the long barrow that tops this South Oxfordshire hill.

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Wheatley lock-up

The Wheatley village lock-up

Church Road, Wheatley

This unusual hexagonal building was built in 1834 to house criminals and drunks until they could be taken to the Oxford magistrate.

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A threshing machine

The Swing Riots in Oxfordshire

St. Helen's Church, Church Road, Benson

In November 1830, unrest over poor pay and conditions for England's rural population boiled over into rioting, arson and vandalism.

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Hay bales

A Burned Body Found at Stadhampton

Stadhampton

What happened to Canadian student Thomas Patteson Moss remains a mystery to this day.

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Crowsley Park

The Hound of the Baskervilles in Oxfordshire?

Crowsley Park, Binfield Heath, Oxfordshire

Hell hounds, legends and a real-life Henry Baskerville link this Oxfordshire house to the famous Sherlock Holmes adventure.

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Towersey Church

The Headless Horseman of Towersey

St Catherine's Church, Church Lane, Towersey

The ghost of a headless Civil War cavalier can reportedly be seen riding between the place of his death and St Catherine's Church, Towersey.

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Dorchester Abbey

Saints, Snakes and Bones at Dorchester Abbey

Dorchester Abbey, High St, Dorchester

After St Birinus was killed by a snake bite, a local legend states that no snake can live within earshot of the bell at Dorchester Abbey.

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Sandford Lasher

Sandford Lasher: Oxfordshire's Most Deadly Water?

Sandford Lock, Sandford-on-Thames, Oxford

The weir known as Sandford Lasher has a terrible reputation for taking the lives of unwary swimmers, including the boy who inspired 'Peter Pan'.

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