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These pages are intended as an on-line archive covering the most interesting buildings in Abingdon, the people who have lived in them through the centuries, and the businesses and other activities that were carried on in them. They are being built up gradually, and if you cannot find what you are looking for this may be because the entry has not yet been completed. Entries typically start with highlights sections intended for the general user, and then go into greater detail for those who would like to know more.

The pages are the responsibility of the Abingdon Buildings and People group, which is part of the Abingdon Area Archaeological and Historical Society, better known as the AAAHS.

We thank the Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council and the Choose Abingdon Partnership for inviting us to be part of their portal, the Oxfordshire Buildings Record for their cooperation and for access to their research, and numerous copyright holders who have permitted us to use their pictures or texts.  If we have inadvertently used any copyright material without permission, please let us know.

We welcome comments, criticisms, and suggestions. Especially, we welcome offers to contribute additional entries on buildings, families, and other relevant topics. You can contact us at

For the history of the town see The Abingdon Story.

External websites

We give links to external websites where we think this will be helpful but we are not responsible for the content of these sites and we do not endorse any advertisements that appear on them.

Citation and copyright

If you wish to cite any of our material in your own published work we recommend the following format: Anon, Abingdon Buildings and People, page URL in full (accessed [date of access]). Please note that the AAAHS owns the copyright of these pages except where other copyright holders are acknowledged on photographs or articles. Pages or images should not be copied for publication without permission.

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Sunday, 24th March11:00am-3:00pm
Bring the whole family to a fun-filled few hours of hands-on science activities, demonstrations and... more
Wednesday, 27 March 2019 - 7:00pm
Doing hands-on activities with children is the best way to get them exploring the world around them... more
Monday, 1 April 2019 - 10:00am
Each first Monday in the month Citizens' Advice have a morning session at Caldecott in South Abingdo... more
Saturday, 6 April 2019 - 10:00am
Abingdon Horticultural Society holds a Spring event with classes for members flowers, produce, foods... more
From Monday, 8th April to Tuesday, 9th April10:00am-2:00pm
Music workshops, activities for babies and pre school children at 10.15 am and 11.15 am and afternoo... more
Vintage MG
Sunday, 14 April 2019 - 10:00am
Today there is an MG rally and drive leaving from Miele in the morning. More information on the MG C... more
Saturday, 20 April 2019 - 9:30am
Find out how to adopt a kitten or cat from the Abingdon branch. Cat information and gifts on sale un... more
Wednesday, 1 May 2019 - 7:30am
On Wednesday 1st May come along to the Abbey grounds dressed in your Spring coloursand greenery for... more
Saturday, 4 May 2019 - 10:00am
The Cubs and Beavers of 10th Abingdon Scouts will have some interesting activities and items on sale... more
From Friday, 10th May to Sunday, 12th May7:00pm-11:00pm
Abingdon Jazz Festival weekend has music at many town venues including pubs, clubs such as the RBL a... more
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Thursday, 11th April10:30am-3:00pm
Join us in creating seasonal crafts, to welcome in the spring and Easter festival. Shell we begin?  ... more
Wednesday, 17th April10:30am-3:00pm
Join us in creating seasonal crafts, to welcome in the spring and Easter festival. Shell we begin?  ... more
Friday, 17th May7:00pm-9:00pm
Come and experience Abingdon Museum in the evening with performances of popular folk, classical and... more
Saturday, 18 May 2019 - 10:30am
This event will involve a 'live experiment' using particle detectors on loan from the Rutherford Lab... more
Wednesday, 29th May10:30am-3:00pm
Dive into our treasure store of recycled materials and create something spectacular!! Time: 10:30 -... more
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