Place:Thame, Oxfordshire, England

Alt namesMoreton near Thamesource: hamlet in parish
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish, Urban district
Coordinates51.75°N 0.983°W
Located inOxfordshire, England
See alsoThame Hundred, Oxfordshire, Englandancient county division in which it was located
South Oxfordshire District, Oxfordshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
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Thame (pronounced "Tame") is a market town and civil parish in the South Oxfordshire District of Oxfordshire, England, about 9 miles (14 km) east of the city of Oxford and 7 miles (11 km) southwest of the Buckinghamshire town of Aylesbury. It derives its toponym from the River Thame which flows along the north side of the town. The parish includes the hamlet of Moreton south of the town. The 2011 UK census recorded the parish's population as 11,561.

Thame was founded in the Anglo-Saxon era and was in the kingdom of Wessex.

Thame Abbey was founded in 1138 for the Cistercian Order: the abbey church was consecrated in 1145. In the 16th century Dissolution of the Monasteries the abbey was suppressed and the church demolished. Thame Park (the house) was built on the site, incorporating parts of the abbey including the early-16th-century abbot's house. Its interior is one of the earliest examples of the talian Renaissance in England. A Georgian west wing was added in the 18th century. In about 1840 parts of the foundations of the abbey church were excavated: it was 77 yards (70 m) long and 23 yards (21 m) wide, with a Lady Chapel extending a further 15 yards (14 m) at the east end.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Thame. A description of the parish church and a review of the social and economic history of the town including mention of some of its former residents.

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