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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

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.
Microchip designer EnSilica establishes new global HQ at Milton Park
/ Real Estate

Microchip designer EnSilica establishes new global HQ at Milton Park

EnSilica will occupy 5,800 sq ft of space at 100 Park Drive, comprising offices, meeting rooms, laboratory space, social areas and kitchen facilities.
Green light for ‘Nebula’ tech box scheme at Milton Park
/ Business Services

Plans approved for ‘Nebula’ tech box scheme at Milton Park

The development will comprise a total gross internal area of under 80,000 sq ft, featuring seven new research and development workspaces ranging from 6,000 sq ft up to a single building of 30,000 sq ft.
Plans to expand Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons move a step closer
/ Retail & Leisure

Plans to expand Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons move a step closer

South Oxfordshire District Council’s planning committee granted full planning permission for the erection of a new wellness spa, bistro, garden villas and rooms, pavilions, extensions to the Grade II* manor house and other buildings.
Government pledges £100,000 of support for two local garden villages
/ Community

Government pledges £100,000 of support for two local garden villages

Berinsfield Garden Village and Dalton Barracks Garden Village will each be receiving £50,000 towards the costs of work to help develop the new communities.
Help shape central Abingdon
/ Real Estate

Help shape how central Abingdon could be revitalised

Vale of White Horse District Council looking to identify parts of the market town that have seen better days and consider how they could have brighter futures.