There is an early mention of the house formerly known as Poplars having been haunted. This is included on the website just a piece of historical interest and to add to the geographical mapping of reported activity, old and young.
In the 1960’s the vicarage in Deddington was reported to be haunted by the ghost of its former resident, Revd Maurice Frost.
Mary Blandy was executed on 6 April 1752 for the muder of her father Francis Blandy in Henley on Thames. The location of Mary Blandy’s execution was either the Westgate prison mound or in the Castle Yard in Oxford, both of which are very close to each other.
Although the Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin in Henley on Thames dates from the 13th Century (with alterations and remodelling from the 15th and 19th Centuries), it is suspected the origins of the church may date back as far 1000AD.
The Grade II listed Old Gaol in Abingdon dates from 1811 and was the first British jail with wings. It closed as a jail in 1868. Between 1974 and 2002 the building as used a leisure centre and it was during this time that it gained a reputation of being haunted.
The Kenton Theatre in Henley on Thames dates from 7 November 1805 and is thought to be the fourth oldest working theatre in Great Britain. With a 234 seat capacity the theatre is small and run by a group of volunteers. It is also a location where haunting like activity has been reported.
Mary Blandy (Born 1720) was executed on 6 April 1752 outside Oxford Castle for murdering her father, Francis Blandy at the request of her lover, Captain William Henry Cranstuon. As with Mary Queen of Scots, Oliver Cromwell and several other famous ghosts, Miss Blandy reputedly haunts at numerous locations over several counties.
On 8 September 1560 Lady Amy Dudley (née Robsart), wife of Sir Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester, (24 June 1532 – 4 September 1588) was found dead at Cumnor Place after apparently falling down a flight of stairs.