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Abingdon-on-Thames

Thanks to Tom Kirkby for the amazing video

About Abingdon-on-Thames

Welcome to the Abingdon-on-Thames edition of The Oxford Magazine.

Located on the River Thames, a few miles downriver from Oxford, and famous for its Bun-Throwing, a unique tradition for celebrating major royal occasions which dates back over 250 years, Abingdon is a large, thriving town with some very imposing architecture in its centre.

Designed by a protégé of Sir Christopher Wren, Abingdon County Hall is very grand, with tall arcades that would have provided a sophisticated space for markets and meetings. It was built as a county hall for Berkshire between 1678 and 1683, and it boasts fine views of the the market square from the rooftop.

Abingdon Bridge has spanned the River Thames since 1416, despite needing running repairs down the centuries. The defunct Abingdon Abbey is enclosed in a lovely park in the town and, although the abbey church is long gone, you can still identify the monastic buildings, including the Long Gallery, an evocative half-timbered hall.


Local news & stories

Proposals for a giant reservoir near Abingdon face continued opposition
/ Infrastructure

Proposals for a giant reservoir near Abingdon face continued opposition

Renewed efforts by water companies to move forward with proposals for a giant reservoir near Abingdon are again facing opposition in Oxfordshire.
UK’s first electric autonomous bus service set to launch at Milton Park. Image: Autonomous Bus outside the Bee House at Milton Park
/ Technology

UK’s first electric autonomous bus service set to launch at Milton Park

The Mi-Link project features a 16-seat, single-decker minibus with a range of sensors and optical cameras with state-of-the-art artificial intelligence to control all steering, acceleration and braking without human intervention.
Love Your Liver roadshow spreads liver health awareness at Milton Park
/ Wellbeing

Love Your Liver roadshow spreads liver health awareness at Milton Park

The British Liver Trust has hosted a Love Your Liver roadshow event at Milton Park providing free testing, information and advice from health professionals regarding liver health.
Award-winning zero-carbon homes completed in Southmoor with lending from Triodos Bank UK
/ Housing

Zero-carbon homes completed in Southmoor with lending from Triodos Bank UK

Built using a zero-carbon construction method, which also delivers net-zero energy, Springfield Meadows is considered to be one of the UK’s most sustainable residential property development projects.
Low-cost Milton Park bus services expanded in boost for commuters
/ Transport

Low-cost Milton Park bus services expanded in boost for commuters

Milton Park bus services will be extending the zones eligible for the £20 a year bus pass to include the villages of Drayton, Steventon, Sutton Courtenay and Milton.
Catesby Estates sells 8.5-acre site in Marcham to Bloor Homes
/ Housing

Catesby Estates sells 8.5-acre site in Marcham to Bloor Homes

The consented development on the south east edge of Marcham has outline planning permission for up to 90 new homes, 35% of which will be affordable housing.
Abingdon-based tech firm named third most innovative at global software awards. Image: NorthRow team
/ Technology

Abingdon-based tech firm named third most innovative at global software awards

Based out of the Innovation Centre at Milton Park, NorthRow delivers Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and compliance software for regulated businesses.
Have your say on LDO proposals for better space at Milton Park
/ Real Estate

Have your say on LDO proposals for better space at Milton Park

People are invited to have their say on an existing LDO (Local Development Order) proposals at Milton Park that could increase business space and improve the quality and sustainability of buildings.
Oxitec is expanding its global headquarters at Milton Park
/ Real Estate

Oxitec is expanding its global headquarters at Milton Park

The biotechnology company’s headquarters has been based at Milton Park for over 15 years, after a spin out from Oxford University in 2002.
Infinitesima secures strategic investment to ramp production of Metron3D
/ Technology

Infinitesima secures strategic investment to ramp production of Metron3D

The Metron3D system features the company’s proven Rapid Probe Microscope (RPM) technology together with modules from leading industry suppliers to enable maximum performance and reliability.