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Doom Painting at South Leigh

Doom Painting at South Leigh

St. James the Great Church, Church End, South Leigh

South Leigh church has a great example of a 15th-century doom painting, complete with smiling demons dragging sinners to hell.

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Symon Wysdom's House, Burford

Wife Selling and Rough Music in Burford

Symon Wysdom's House, 1 High Street, Burford

A Burford man who attempted to 'sell' his wife at Chipping Norton market in 1855 got more than he bargained for!

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St Michael's Church, Stanton Harcourt

Adultery, Murder and Hauntings at Stanton Harcourt

Main Road, Stanton Harcourt

The Lady Pool at Stanton Harcourt is believed to house two restless spirits, both of whom met their deaths in connection to adultery.

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Blenheim Palace

The 'Royalist Devil' of Blenheim Palace

Blenheim Palace, Woodstock

In Autumn 1649 the Parliamentary forces stationed at Woodstock Manor were subject to a terrifying and prolonged supernatural assault.

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The Iron Well at Cornbury Park

Spanish Liquor Day in Wychwood Forest

Cornbury Park, Charlbury

On Palm Sunday it is traditional for villagers to walk into Wychwood forest to collect spring water to mix with liquorice to make 'Spanish Water'.

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Chipping Norton map

A Cut Throat at Chipping Norton

Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire

The troubled marriage of Joseph and Henrietta Walker ended in murder in 1887.

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Lodge Cottage, Blenheim Estate

Murder and Madness on Blenheim Estate

Water Meadow Gate, Blenheim Park, Bladon

Petty grievances can get out of hand among people who are forced to work together, as is shown by the murder of William Beckley.

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Hampden House, Cassington

The Murder of Mary Hanna Allen

Hampton House, The Green, Cassington

A broken love affair ended in tragedy when the wayward Harry Rowles murdered Mary Hanna Allen at her home in Cassington in December 1877.

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Pudlicote Lane

A White Lady and Hidden Treasure at Pudlicote

A361, Pudlicote, Chipping Norton

The ghost of a 'white lady' known as 'Gran' is said to haunt a junction near Pudlicote, Chipping Norton. Some say she hid a hoard of sovereigns nearby.

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