Place:Dorchester, Oxfordshire, England

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NameDorchester
Alt namesDorchecestresource: 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
TypeVillage
Coordinates51.65°N 1.167°W
Located inOxfordshire, England
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Dorchester-on-Thames is a village and civil parish on the River Thame in Oxfordshire, about northwest of Wallingford and southeast of Oxford. Despite its name, Dorchester is not directly on the River Thames, but a few hundred metres from the Thame's confluence with it. Historically the Thames was only so named downstream of the village; upstream it is named the Isis, and Ordnance Survey maps 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.

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