Abingdon  Berkshire


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Abingdon like this:

Abingdon, mun. bor., Abingdon St Helen and Abingdon St Nicholas pars., Berks, and Culham par., Oxfordshire, on river Thames, 6 miles S. of Oxford and 60¼ miles W. of London by rail -- mun. bor., 300 ac., pop. 5684; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks. Market-day, Monday. In 680 it became the seat of a monastery, and in 1645 Lord Essex herd the town successfully against Charles I. It has mfrs. of woollens, carpets, and sacking; and there are cattle and corn markets. The grammar-school is endowed. The bor. returned 1 member to Parliament until 1885.

Abingdon through time

Abingdon is now part of Vale of White Horse district. Click here for graphs and data of how Vale of White Horse has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Abingdon itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Abingdon, in Vale of White Horse and Berkshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 23rd July 2024

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