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The Swan Inn, Rose Island, River Thames

Drowned Man Causes Oxfordshire/Berkshire Dispute

River Thames near Kennington

When Charles Andrews drowned in the Thames near Kennington it sparked an inter-county argument over who was responsible for his body.

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'Death by misadventure' at RAF Abingdon

RAF Abingdon

On 5 April 1939 Pilot Officer paid the ultimate price for his inadequate flight suit during bombing practice over Abingdon Airfield.

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Ashbury, Oxfordshire

A Forgotten Stone Circle at Ashbury

Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Ashbury

It is believed that the village of Ashbury was built on the site of an ancient stone circle, as is evidenced by the sarsen stones scattered around the village.

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Scutchamer Knob

Moots and Burials at Scutchamer Knob

Cuckhamsley Hill, Harwell

Standing high on the Ridgeway, the hill known as Scutchamer Knob is a location with more than a few myths and legends.

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Old Gaol, Abingdon

Ghosts of Abingdon Old Gaol

The Old Gaol, Bridge Street, Abingdon-on-Thames

An 8 year-old boy hanged in 1629 could be the cause of the hauntings reported at the Old Gaol in Abingdon.

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Wayland's Smithy

Wayland's Smithy

Wayland's Smithy, The Ridgeway, Ashbury

If you leave a coin and your horse at Wayland's Smithy overnight, in the morning your coin will be gone and your horse will have new shoes.

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Cumnor Hill

The Ghost of Old Martson

Arnold's Way, Botley, Oxford

Arnold's Way in Botley is said to be haunted by the ghost of a man who murdered his wife with an axe

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The Blowing Stone

The Blowing Stone of Kingston Lisle

2 Blowing Stone Cottages, Kingston Lisle, Wantage

The Blowing Stone is a large sarsen stone covered with holes that makes an eerie booming sound when blown into.

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Dragon Hill

Uffington White Horse and Dragon Hill

White Horse Hill, Uffington, Oxfordshire

Many myths and legends surround the bronze age hill carving on White Horse Hill, which for centuries was the site of a local fair.

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