A pictorial guide to the River Thames

Just above Abingdon the Thames flows due west.

Abingdon

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Abingdon is an attractive old market town with many historic buildings, especially along the north bank of the river. The town lies next to lush meadows where the River Ock joins the Thames.

In the distance is St Helen's Church
Abbingdon Bridge

Abingdon is the 'oldest inhabited town in England'. The town grew up around the Benedictine abbey, which was founded in AD 675 and was dissolved by Henry VIII in 1538.

Photo taken in April
Photo taken in August

Start of Voyage down the Thames Contents Page Introduction
Facts about the Thames Flooding Thames Basin
Pollution Erosion Tributaries
Industries
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