Place:Dorchester on Thames, Oxfordshire, England

NameDorchester on Thames
Alt namesDorchestersource: alternate name
Dorchecestresource: Oxford: English Place Names (1960) p 148
Dorchester-on-Thamessource: Wikipedia
Dorcicsource: Oxford: English Place Names (1960) p 148
Dorciccaestraesource: Oxford: English Place Names (1960) p 148
Dorkecestrsource: Oxford: English Place Names (1960) p 148
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.65°N 1.167°W
Located inOxfordshire, England
See alsoDorchester Hundred, Oxfordshire, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Crowmarsh Rural, Oxfordshire, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1932
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

NOTE: This article is about Dorchester on Thames in Oxfordshire. There is also a town named Dorchester in the county of Dorset.

the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

Dorchester on Thames (or Dorchester-on-Thames) is a village and civil parish in Oxfordshire, England, about 3 miles (5 km) northwest of Wallingford and 8 miles (13 km) southeast of Oxford. The town is on the River Thame a few hundred yards from where it flows into the River Thames. The two rivers differ in spelling by one letter!

Historically the River Thames was only so named downstream of the village; upstream it is named the Isis, and Ordnance Survey maps (and some maps from other publishers) continue to label the river as "River Thames or Isis" above Dorchester. In practice, however, this distinction is rarely made outside the city of Oxford.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Dorchester on Thames.

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