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The Thames Valley Sights

Dorchester Abbey

  • Henley Rd. Map It
  • Dorchester-on-Thames
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Updated 05/28/2014

Fodor's 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.

Sight Information

Address:

Henley Rd., off A4074, Dorchester-on-Thames, OX10 7HZ, England

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Phone:

01865-340007

Sight Details:

  • Free
  • May–Sept., daily 8:30–6; Oct.–Apr., daily 8:30–dusk, except during services

Updated 05/28/2014

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