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note open arches on the south side; and the village stocks

Old Market House

Old Market House (7 Jan 1826)

Note especially the open arches and the village stocks.

‘A story is told that while in use as a lock-up in the 1880s, a wretched egg thief met his doom in the building. Having been passed a light for his pipe by kind villagers, he accidentally set fire to his bedding straw and, as the gaoler was away with the key in Witney (or Oxford), the prisoner could not be saved.’

- William Bainbridge: Eynsham’s Market House, alias 'The Bartholomew Room', Eynsham Record 3, 1986 pages 16-19. View PDF (opens in new window)

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