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St Mary's Church, Witney

A Monkey at St. Mary's Church

St. Mary's Church, The Green, Witney

An escaped monkey during a fair inspired this unusual addition to the spire at St. Mary's Church, Witney.

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Dick Turpin

A Ghostly Highwayman on the B4047

B4047, between Witney and Burford.

The old Witney-Burford road is haunted by a black-clad highwayman in the garb of the 18th century.

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Mists in the Evenlode valley at Swinbrook.

The Ghost of Swinbrook Bridge

The Bridge, Swinbrook

Could the bridge at Swinbrook be haunted by the ghost of a young woman searching for her baby?

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Victorian bedroom

A Haunted Wardrobe at Carterton Manor

Priory Manor Farm, Manor Road, Brize Norton

An advert in the London Morning Post on 19 August 1937, offered for sale a large Victorian wardrobe, complete with ghost!

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Bampton, Oxfordshire

The Story of Moonraker Lane

Moonraker Lane, Bampton

The curiously named Moonraker Lane harks back to a running joke from the past about mistaking the moon's reflection for a cheese!

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Charlbury Crossroads1

A Suicide Buried at the Crossroads

B4022, Charlbury

The crossroads known as 'Condive's Corner' is believed to be haunted by a suicide. Or was it a murder?

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The Hoar Stone at Steeple Barton

Hoar Stones and Burial Mounds at Barton Park

Barton Park, A4260

In the grounds of Barton Park can be found the remains of a long barrow marked by a group of stones. Move these stones at your peril!

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Asthall

Phantom Hitch-hiker at Asthall

Asthall Manor, Asthall

Asthall has its own variant on the classic phantom hitch-hiker urban legend concerning a vanishing 'gypsy-like' girl.

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George Cruikshank's engraving of The Gin Shop (1829)

Death by Gin at Brize Norton

Brize Norton, West Oxfordshire

In 1858 five people became sick and two died after drinking from the same bottle of gin. Was a poisoner at large in Brize Norton?

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