Over 140,000 photos of England.
17,000+ Members
Click here to join the community
Pictures of England
 

Pictures of Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, England

Pictures of Dorchester-on-Thames

a Picturesque Village in the county of Oxfordshire

Dorchester-On-Thames, RC Church of St Birinus
Take a picture tour of Dorchester-on-Thames..

About Dorchester-on-Thames

This is a delightful village set beside the River Thames at a point where the historic river is joined by the lesser known River Thame.

The village is renowned for its Abbey Church of St.Peter and St.Paul, a place of worship for more than 1300 years. It is one of the largest churches in Oxfordshire and is believed to stand on the site of a former Saxon Cathedral belonging to the 7th-century. The church we enter today is the only remaining part of an Augustinian Abbey founded in 1140.

The church has a somewhat unpretentious exterior which is more than compensated for by an interior showing an exquisite mixture of Norman and Gothic Church architecture. The most interesting features of the church are the three windows in the choir which date from the 14th-century. The window in the north aisle represents the Tree of Jesse, here there is a highly unorthodox use of stone and glass, as the designer sought to use the stonework to suggest the branches. The large east window has a buttress down the middle, and in the lower part of the south window there is a vision of a funeral procession.

Other interesting church features include the cast lead font from 1140, and the magnificent ornamental canopies over senior clergy seats, there is also a stone carving of a crusader.

In the medieval guest house adjoining the abbey there is a museum where visitors can see a window commemorating Sir Winston Churchill. A bright tea-room serving home-made cakes and light snacks makes a pleasant resting place for refreshment.

Past history reveals this may have been a Saxon Cathedral town, it is also known to have been a Roman station. Today, it is a pretty place, with nice shops and pleasant walks along the river paths where it is fun to watch river life and enjoy the entertainment provided by the rich wildlife habitation.

The village has some attractive buildings of which the 400 year old White Hart Hotel is notable

Planning a visit to Dorchester-on-Thames?
Please support the Pictures of England website by booking your Dorchester-on-Thames hotels & accommodation through this site.

Add town to favourites

Nearby towns & villages..

Thatched cottages

Clifton Hampden (22 Pictures)

in the county of Oxfordshire

(2.2 miles, 3.5 km, direction NW of Dorchester-on-Thames)

This is a popular Thames side village which was the choice of Jerome K. Jerome for a setting for one of the riotous scenes of his "Three Men in a Boat" and it is easy to see just.....

Abingdon, entrance to St Helen's Church

Abingdon (98 Pictures)

a Historic Market Town in the county of Oxfordshire

(5.7 miles, 9.2 km, direction W of Dorchester-on-Thames)

Interesting town, developed around the gates of an abbey founded in 675...

St Augustine's of Canterbury

East Hendred (61 Pictures)

in the county of Oxfordshire

(8.2 miles, 13.3 km, direction SW of Dorchester-on-Thames)

East Hendred is one of the spring line villages nestling just below the Downs in the Vale of the White Horse, Oxfordshire...

The 'Kilns'

Oxford (751 Pictures)

a Historic City in the county of Oxfordshire

(8.5 miles, 13.6 km, direction NW of Dorchester-on-Thames)

Oxford's fame is perhaps second only to Windsor, it is an acclaimed seat of learning with a University whose first college was founded in 1249, almost half a century after the first charter granted to the town by Henry II...

Cottage in Nettlebed, seen in 'Midsomer Murders' detective series

Nettlebed (7 Pictures)

a Picturesque Village in the county of Oxfordshire

(8.8 miles, 14.1 km, direction SE of Dorchester-on-Thames)

Nettlebed is a lovely English village in the heart of rural Oxfordshire...

All towns in Oxfordshire
Complete A to Z of towns in England

Nearby attractions..

A picture of Dorchester Abbey

Dorchester Abbey (13 Pictures)

(0.3 miles, 0.5 km)

The wonderful abbey church of St.Peter and St.Paul has a history stretching back to the year 634, but the church we see today.....

Abingdon Abbey

Abingdon Abbey (16 Pictures)

(5.3 miles, 8.5 km, direction W)

Abingdon Abbey was founded in 675 and demolished following Henry VIII's Dissolution of the Monasteries. During the life of the.....

Abingdon Museum (Old Berkshire County Hall), Abingdon, Oxfordshire.

Abingdon Museum (6 Pictures)

(5.5 miles, 8.8 km, direction W)

Abingdon museum is housed in the centre of this ancient town in the spectacular 17th century County Hall. It includes displays.....

Shotover Country Park

Shotover Country Park (52 Pictures)

(7.3 miles, 11.7 km, direction N)

..

A picture of Nuffield Place

Nuffield Place (2 Pictures)

(7.3 miles, 11.8 km, direction SE)

Nuffield Place is the former home (1933-63) of Lord Nuffield who was the founder of Morris Motors. The house is a rare survival.....

A picture of The Kilns

The Kilns (23 Pictures)

(7.9 miles, 12.7 km, direction N)

C S Lewis' former home known today throughout the world as the Kilns was built in 1922. The area surrounding it was in fact a.....

A picture of Champs Chapel Museum

Champs Chapel Museum (3 Pictures)

(8.3 miles, 13.3 km, direction SW)

Displays of Hendred's Millenium history housed in a Grade one Listed ex-Carthusian Chapel (15th Century)...


All attractions in Dorchester-on-Thames
All attractions in Oxfordshire
Complete A to Z of attractions in England

Hotels & Accommodation in Dorchester-on-Thames

Dorchester-on-Thames Hotels  Dorchester-on-Thames Cottages  Dorchester-on-Thames Bed & Breakfast

Warborough B&B in Wallingford, Oxfordshire, England5 stars

Warborough B&B

Wallingford, Oxfordshire, England (1.0 miles, 1.6 km)
Just a 20-minute drive from Oxford, Warborough B&B offers high-quality accommodation in a luxurious architect-designed home. The individually styled rooms have underfloor heating and free WiFi, and gu...
More info and book online..  Price from £100.00

Dinkley Lodge in Dorchester on thames, Oxfordshire, England

Dinkley Lodge

Dorchester on thames, Oxfordshire, England (1.0 miles, 1.7 km)
Dinkley Lodge is a holiday home located in Dorchester on thames, 14 km from Oxford. The property is 43 km from Windsor and features views of the garden. There is a dining area and a kitchen. Towels a...
More info and book online..  Price from £327.00

Dinckley Court in Dorchester on thames, Oxfordshire, England

Dinckley Court

Dorchester on thames, Oxfordshire, England (1.0 miles, 1.7 km)
Dinckley Court is a holiday home with a garden, located in Dorchester on thames in the Oxfordshire Region. The property boasts views of the garden and is 14 km from Oxford. Free WiFi is provided throu...
More info and book online..  Price from £577.00

Court Farm Barns in Warborough, Oxfordshire, England

Court Farm Barns

Warborough, Oxfordshire, England (1.1 miles, 1.7 km)
Offering luxurious barn conversion suites around 20 minutes’ drive from Oxford, Court Farm Barns enjoy an idyllic village location in Warborough. Just 5 minutes’ walk from the village pub, these m...
More info and book online..  Price from £95.00

Little Thatchings in Benson, Oxfordshire, England

Little Thatchings

Benson, Oxfordshire, England (1.2 miles, 2.0 km, direction E)
Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Little Thatchings is a holiday home, located in Benson. The unit is 15 km from Oxford. A dishwasher and an oven can be found in the kitchen. A TV and DVD ...
More info and book online..

Benson Waterfront in Warborough, Oxfordshire, England

Benson Waterfront

Warborough, Oxfordshire, England (2.6 miles, 4.2 km, direction SE)
Benson Waterfront offers accommodation in Warborough. The accommodation boasts a hot tub. Oxford is 18 km from the property. The accommodation features a seating area. There is also a kitchen, fitted...
More info and book online..  Price from £107.00

Crazy Bear Stadhampton in Stadhampton, Oxfordshire, England4 stars

Crazy Bear Stadhampton

Stadhampton, Oxfordshire, England (2.9 miles, 4.7 km, direction NE)
Situated just 15 minutes’ drive from Oxford’s historic city centre, Crazy Bear Stadhampton is a boutique hotel with a countryside setting....
More info and book online..  Price from £169.00


All Accommodation in Dorchester-on-Thames..

Dorchester-on-Thames Reviews

See all Dorchester-on-Thames reviews..

Please login to make a review

Nearby travel help

Culham Station(3.3 miles, 5.3 km, direction W)
Appleford Station(3.6 miles, 5.8 km, direction W)
M40 Junction 8(7.1 miles, 11.4 km, direction NE)
M40 Junction 7(7.1 miles, 11.5 km, direction NE)
London Heathrow Airport(32.9 miles, 52.9 km, direction E)
London Luton Airport(37.5 miles, 60.3 km, direction NE)
Dorchester-on-Thames to London(45.6 miles, 73.4 km, direction E)