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  Abingdon, Oxfordshire - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It is the seat of the Vale of White Horse district in Oxfordshire.
Abingdon is eight miles south of Oxford, in the flat valley of the Thames and is situated on the west (right) bank of that river, where the small river Ock flows in from the Vale of White Horse.
Abingdon Abbey was founded in Saxon times, possibly the 7th century but its early history is confused by numerous legends, invented to raise its status and explain the place-name, since -don means a hill and Abingdon stands in a valley.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Abingdon,_Oxfordshire   (1351 words)

 Abingdon, Oxfordshire quiz -- free game
Abingdon is in the south of England, between Oxford and Henley.
One of the oldest is the "Kings head and Bell" The king in question is the one reputed to have visited this pub whilst his court was based at Oxford during the civil war.
Abingdon celebrates royal anniversaries by events where the mayor and town councillors throw buns from the top of the town hall.
www.funtrivia.com /playquiz.cfm?qid=183035   (198 words)

 OXTowns.co.uk :: Abingdon
Abingdon was occupied in prehistoric times by settlers of the Bronze and Iron ages.
Abingdon was the county town of Berkshire, becoming part of Oxfordshire after local government re-organisation in 1974.
Abingdon is within easy reach of both the M40 and the M4.
www.oxtowns.co.uk /abingdon   (372 words)

 BBC - h2g2 - Abingdon, Oxfordshire, UK
Abingdon is a small town that lies on the rivers Thames, Ock and Stert, just to the south of Oxford.
Until 1974, Abingdon was the county town of Berkshire, an honour that went to Reading when the county boundaries were redrawn and Abingdon found itself in Oxfordshire.
Abingdon is believed to be the oldest continuously occupied settlement in England and, as a result, has plenty to see and enjoy, from historical ruins, to archaeological remains, to the scenery along the banks of the Thames.
www.bbc.co.uk /dna/h2g2/A4298862   (1668 words)

 Abingdon Town Council - Abingdon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Abingdon Town Council hosted the Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire (RGBW) Light Infantry as they exercised their rights of freedom in the town on Thursday 12th October 2006.
Her Royal Highness visited Abingdon School, then arrived in the Market Place where local schoolchildren and visitors to the event were being entertained by Abingdon Band and the Morris Men.
Abingdon is represented on the Vale of White Horse District Council contact: www.whitehorsedc.gov.uk
www.abingdon.gov.uk   (672 words)

 etyres mobile tyres fitting service in Abingdon Oxfordshire
Abingdon became a key link between such places as Bristol, London, Birmingham and the Black Country when the Wilts and Berks canal arrived in 1810.
Abingdon was originally the county town of Berkshire until 1974 when a local government re-organisation saw it become part of Oxfordshire.
Abingdon was once home to the MG which was manufactured in the town of 50 years until production ceased in 1980.
www.etyres.co.uk /town-descriptions/tyres-abingdon-oxfordshire.htm   (594 words)

 Oxford West and Abingdon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Oxford West and Abingdon is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.
The constituency contains the town of Abingdon, the village of Kidlington, and the western and northern parts of the city of Oxford.
From the district of Vale of White Horse - Abingdon Abbey and Barton, Abingdon Caldecott, Abingdon Dunmore, Abingdon Fitzharris, Abingdon Northcourt, Abingdon Ock Meadow, Abingdon Peachcroft, Appleton and Cumnor, Kennington and South Hinksey, North Hinksey and Wytham, Radley, and Sunningwell and Wootton.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Oxford_West_and_Abingdon   (316 words)

 Hotels, Abingdon: Terrific Cheap Abingdon B&B Hotels.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Set in the historic town of Abingdon on Thames in the heart of the Thames Valley this hotel offers you all the comforts of home away from home.
The hotel overlooks the river Thames and is an ideal choice for a quiet relaxing break in the historic county of Oxfordshire with the quaint village of Dorchester, Bicester Retail village, Henley and Marlow all nearby.
The nearby town of Abingdon is just 10 minutes walk away, which has all of the usual town amenities.
www.room4u.org.uk /hotels/abingdon/index.asp   (919 words)

 Abingdon Hotels & Accommodation near Abingdon in Oxfordshire
There are 5 hotels with a Abingdon address but a total of 101 hotels are within 25.9 miles of Abingdon.
Price and star rating are not necessarily the best guide to overall hotel quality, and Abingdon hotel guest reviews suggest that The Plough Hotel (13.4m) with a rating of 100% offered the best overall guest satisfaction.
Kingfisher Barn Holiday Cottages & Accommodation in Abingdon, Oxfordshire is the ideal base for a one night stopover.
www.uk-tourist-attractions.co.uk /England_hotels/Abingdon_hotels.cfm   (260 words)

 Abingdon On Thames   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Abingdon is a town in Oxfordshire just south of Oxford, it is on the river Thames.
Abingdon College - if education is what you want.
Pictures taken around Abingdon - I have scanned in a few pictures that were taken in the local area.
homepage.ntlworld.com /allen.conquest/pages/abingdon.htm   (230 words)

 Abingdon Stone and Marble, Oxfordshire UK - Natural Stone Fireplaces
We at Abingdon Stone are always pleased to put our expertise at your disposal in order to create that "something" just for you.
Abingdon Stone and Marble Ltd. was founded in 1846 and currently in the care of Michael Harris.
Quality is not simply a word to Abingdon Stone and Marble Ltd it is a way of life from the smallest nameplate to the largest natural stone fireplace, it is in everything they do.
www.abingdon-stone.co.uk   (333 words)

 Pictures of Abingdon, Oxfordshire, England. Abingdon hotels, accommodation, Photographs, history, maps and attractions ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
At the time of the Dissolution of the Monasteries ordered by Henry VIII Abingdon Abbey was 6th richest abbey in the land.
In the pleasant Oxfordshire countryside surrounding the town farms and agriculture continue to flourish.
Abingdon on Thames, Oxfordshire is reputed to be Britains oldest town.
www.picturesofengland.com.cob-web.org:8888 /England/Oxfordshire/Abingdon   (817 words)

 Abingdon Oxfordshire tourist information guide from TourUK
Abingdon, is on the River Thames, and was the county town of Berkshire until part of Oxfordshire in 1974, so it retains some impressive buildings, with all the facilities of a market town.
With historical connections to the local abbey, there are old buildings dating from the 15th century that still survive including the chapel of St John┬╣s Hospital, a refuge for travellers, and almshouses around St Helen's Church.
At one time the hotel was the stables and kennels of the local manor house and Oxfordshire hunt.
www.touruk.co.uk /oxford/oxf_abing.htm   (486 words)

 RAF Abingdon
Stanton Harcourt - satellite to Abingdon - comes in to use on Sep 1940, and is used to disperse aircraft from Abingdon and help with night flying training.
Eventually the RAF is withdrawn and the airfield handed over to the Army in the early 1990's.
RAF Abingdon is now known as 'Dalton Barracks'.
www.pixture.co.uk /Airfields/Pages/Abingdon.htm   (470 words)

 Hotels, Inns, Bed and Breakfast Accommodation Abingdon, Oxfordshire, UK.
Hotels, inns, guesthouses and bed and breakfast accommodation in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, England.
Hotels, inns, bed and breakfast accommodation Abingdon, Oxfordshire, England.
Bed and breakfasts, bandbs in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, Great Britain.
www.databrowse.co.uk /hotels/Oxfordshire/Abingdon.html   (363 words)

 Oxford and Oxfordshire news, sport and information from the Oxford Mail updated throughout the day
Another driver has died on Oxfordshire's roads this morning (Tuesday) bringing the county's death toll to 53 so far this year.
A man found dead in his bloodstained flat was glassed and beaten around the head by two friends after a heavy drinking session, a jury heard yesterday.
Healthy food seems to have proved a hit in Oxfordshire secondary schools as more pupils sign up for school dinners.
www.oxfordmail.net   (349 words)

 Abingdon A.A.C.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The course follows the same route as the last four years, and is run on the road over a flat course that takes in both Abingdon and the rural areas around the town.
Athletes and friends are welcome to join Abingdon Amblers, our friends from Argentan, our twin town in Normandy, and the Mayor of Abingdon, who will make the presentation.
If you or your friends would like to contribute to the success of the Abingdon Marathon, why not offer to marshal, help at one of the water stations, put up or take down signs, give drinks to tired runners at the end, hand out medals or spot prizes....
www.abingdonamblers.co.uk /serve_page.phtml?static=marathon/race.htm   (1182 words)

 Abingdon Astronomical Society, Oxfordshire
Abingdon Astronomical Society (AAS) is the largest amateur astronomy society in Oxfordshire serving Oxford, UK and the surrounding region.
We promote public interest in astronomy in southern and western Oxfordshire through a varied programme of meetings and observing evenings for all experience levels.
Our closeness to both the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (Oxfordshire's "Space Centre") and to the University of Oxford ensures a steady stream of high-quality lectures.
www.abingdonastro.org.uk   (110 words)

 OXTowns.co.uk :: Oxfordshire Towns
Abingdon Banbury Bicester Burford Carterton Chipping Norton The Cotswolds Didcot Faringdon Henley-on-Thames Kidlington Oxford Thame Wallingford Wantage Witney Woodstock
These sites have all the information you will need about Oxfordshire - its towns, businesses, tourist attractions, places to eat, drink and stay, arts and leisure activities and much, much more.
Use this interactive map to choose an Oxfordshire town or use the menu on the left.
www.oxtowns.co.uk   (76 words)

A late medieval timber bridge was found at Abingdon, Oxfordshire, during excavations by the Oxford Archaeological Unit in advance of the construction of new offices for the Vale of White Horse District Council.
The bridge lay within a late medieval moat, which lay on the west side of the abbey precinct and was fed by a channel of the River Stert.
Three timbers were initially dated in 1990, but as the results were not conclusive, additional samples were taken from the conserved timbers in the Oxfordshire County Museum store, and a 1508 date was obtained not only for the main structural timbers but also for the associated plank and pegs.
users.ox.ac.uk /~arch0050/oxfordshire.htm   (14755 words)

 This is Oxfordshire | CommuniGate | Abingdon & District Camera Club
Contact Information for Abingdon and District Camera Club
Abingdon and District Camera Club has been in existence for more than 30 years and has had a variety of meeting places.
Currently we meet on alternate Thursdays in the Methodist Church Hall, Dorchester Crescent, off Appleford Drive, in Abingdon, (behind the Boundary House Pub) where there is a handy bus-stop.
www.communigate.co.uk /oxford/adcc/index.phtml   (333 words)

 Abingdon and Witney College
Abingdon and Witney College is the place where you can learn new skills and plan for your future.
The College offers many full-time and part-time courses with extra support when you need it.
No matter what your age, ability or interest Abingdon and Witney College has plenty of subjects for you to choose from.
www.abingdon-witney.ac.uk   (130 words)

 Brook Farm Cottages, Self Catering Cottage Accommodation, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, UK
Each of our country cottages is fully equipped to make your self catering holiday or short term stay comfortable and enjoyable and our country farm shop on site sells a variety of home produced country fayre allowing you to enjoy fresh eggs for breakfast, delicious english honey, and more.
If you are looking for a holiday cottage or alternative accommodation to a hotel, guest house or bed and breakfast in Oxfordshire in the UK then consider staying with us at Brook Farm in our one of our self catering holiday cottages.
Copyright Brook Farm Cottages, Oxfordshire, UK Self catering holiday accommomdation in farm cottages close to Abingdon, Didcot and Oxford within the Oxfordshire Thames Valley, UK Terms of Use
www.brookfarmcottages.com   (289 words)

 Abingdon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Abingdon is an independent school of 800 boys aged 11-18, catering for the needs of both day and boarding pupils.
The school is located six miles south of Oxford, in south-east England.
Recently updated and new items can be viewed here.
www.abingdon.org.uk   (95 words)

 abingdon.angle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Find all the answers and many more in abingdon.
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Have your say about these and other local issues in abingdon.
www.abingdon.angle.uk.com   (128 words)

 Sports Equipment in Abingdon, Oxfordshire UK   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Sports Equipment in Abingdon, Oxfordshire UK accessplace business directory
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Valentine Distribution supplies a range of sports and fitness training equipment for all types of amateur and professional sports, which may be ordered by phone, online, fax or post in the UK.
www.accessplace.com /sports-good/oxfordshire/abingdon.htm   (96 words)

 Abingdon Fencing Club   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Abingdon Fencing Club meets throughout the year at the White Horse Leisure and Tennis Centre, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, UK.
Please feel to browse our site to find out more about both Abingdon Fencing Club and the exciting sport of fencing.
We will be running a ten week course for new adult fencers starting on April 27th 2006.
www.abingdonfencing.org.uk   (95 words)

 Knowhere: Abingdon, Oxfordshire, Inside Information, Hookup Spots and Stuff Only Locals Know
Abingdon, Oxfordshire Hookup Spots and Stuff Only Locals Know
You can use the add an event form to tell us about events happening in Abingdon.
No one person is responsible for it all and not all contributors will agree with all the opinions included.
www.knowhere.co.uk /462.html   (688 words)

 Abingdon Bells home page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
We are a band of ringers who look after ringing at the two Churches in Abingdon, Oxfordshire that have bells hung for English change-ringing: St. Helen's and St. Nicolas'.
This site gives you the details of the bells at each tower, ringing times, and whom to contact if you'd like more information.
Project to install a new ring of ten bells and frame in St Helen's Church in 2005/06
www.abingdonbells.org.uk   (81 words)

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