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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

Kingston Business Park at Kingston Bagpuize in Oxfordshire
/ Real Estate

Kingston Business Park in Oxfordshire sold in a landmark deal

An established business park in the heart of Oxfordshire has been sold in a landmark deal. Kingston Business Park at Kingston Bagpuize has been acquired by asset management clients of Albion Land for just under £13m from Landframe which has owned the 15.6acre park since 2000. The deal was arranged
The Copse House, Foxcombe Road Boars Hill, Oxford
/ Home & Garden

The Copse House: A contemporary property in a prestigious location

The Copse House, Foxcombe Road, Boars Hill, Oxford – A superb contemporary 5 bedroom detached house in a prestigious location.
Waitrose Botley Road Oxford trails packaging-free shopping
/ Retail & Leisure

Waitrose Botley Road Oxford trails packaging-free shopping

Waitrose Botley Road Oxford trails packaging-free shopping. Buy and refill produce such as pasta, rice and cereals plus “pick and mix” frozen fruits.
Henley-on-Thames start of OVO Energy Women's Cycling Tour
/ Arts & Entertainment

Henley-on-Thames start for OVO Energy Women’s Tour stage three

Henley-on-Thames has been revealed as the start of the OVO Energy Women’s Cycling Tour through Oxfordshire on Wednesday 12th June. Elite cyclist Sophie Wright recently met with organisers, press and representatives from Henley Town Council and announced that the third stage of the race will start from Market Place in
The Old Rectory Oxfordshire by Louise Hold Interior Design
/ Home & Garden

Making The Old Rectory Oxfordshire into a wonderful family home

Oxfordshire-based interior designer Louise Holt turns The Old Rectory into a wonderful family home with character and a contemporary yet relaxed interior.
Mostly Books in Abingdon shortlisted for 2019 British Book Awards
/ Arts & Entertainment

Mostly Books in Abingdon shortlisted for 2019 British Book Awards

48 bookshops from 9 regions are competing to win in their local area, before vying for the overall prize of Independent Bookshop of the Year.
Milton House, Church Hill, Little Milton
/ Home & Garden

Milton House: An architect-designed home with extensive countryside views

Milton House in Little Milton is an individual architect-designed home with wonderful views across open countryside towards The Chilterns.
Swallows, The Green Marsh Baldon Oxford OX44
/ Home & Garden

Swallows: Victorian cottages with an open plan feel

Swallows was formerly a pair of Victorian cottages that were converted to a single dwelling many years ago and subsequently considerably improved by the present owners.