The Thames Valley Sights


Dorchester Abbey

Dorchester Abbey Review

In addition to secluded cloisters and gardens, the abbey has a spacious church dating from 1170 with a rare lead baptismal font from the Norman period. There are two unique items from the 14th century: a sculptured stone Tree of Jesse window and a wall painting of the Crucifixion with an unusual cross design. The great tower was rebuilt in 1602, but incorporated the old 14th-century spiral staircase.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Henley Rd., off A4074, Dorchester-on-Thames, OX10 7HZ | Map It
  • Phone: 01865/340007
  • Cost: Free
  • Hours: May–Sept., daily 8:30–6; Oct.–Apr., daily 8:30–dusk, except during services
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  • Location: Dorchester-on-Thames
Updated: 05-28-2014

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