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Dorchester Abbey is a significant historic building, having been a place of worship, witness and pilgrimage for more than a millennium. It has a unique C13th sculptural stained glass Jesse Window, an C11th lead font and C14th wall paintings. A...more
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High Street, Dorchester-on-Thames OX10 7HH, England
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We were not expecting to find such a treasure! Arrived late afternoon to town but decided to take a walk! Came across the Museum, probably closing, but were nicely invited to step in by Anne Marie and her husband to visit the small little place...More
Maybe the Abbey itself is not worth a trip to Dorchester-on-Thames, unless you are really interested in religious history, but it is definitely a nice visit on an already very scenic village. The abbey is well preserved, and it is a living part of the...More
The abbey is stunning and obviously well loved and treasured by the people and volunteers who maintain and look after it.
The Cloister's exhibition was very interesting and as with other items within the abbey, it was helpful to have information plagues giving details of...More
Parking is fine as there are quite a few places free at Bridge End as you come into town from the south, otherwise its roadside which is variable and limited but managed fine with a big motorhome in the main road.
It's a brilliant and...More
Visited the abbey with friends on a very hot day. It was very peaceful and there were some lovely points of interest. The schoolroom/museum was also very interesting and the lady in charge was full of local knowledge and very pleasant.
Having an interest in the use of sacred space, Dorchester Abbey is significant. The building has been reordered and there is much of interest, architectural features, wall painting, stained glass wi Dow’s.The building is obviously well used and well loved. It is easily accessible and...More