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Abingdon-on-Thames Market Square

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Abingdon is one of Britain's oldest continuously occupied town. The County hall houses the museum.

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A: Abingdon Abbey Ruins (1920 Folly)

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Abingdon Abbey Ruins (1920 Folly)

B: Statue of Queen Victoria in Abbey Meadows

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Statue of Queen Victoria in Abbey Meadows

C: St. Helen's Church View from across the river Thames

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St. Helen's Church View from across the river Thames

D: Garden

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Garden

E: Dorchester on Thames. Archaeological excavation 2013.Oxford University

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Dorchester on Thames. Archaeological excavation 2013.Oxford University

Dorchester on Thames. Archaeological excavation 2013.Oxford University

F: Dorchester on Thames Archaeological Excavation Oxford University 2013

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Dorchester on Thames Archaeological Excavation Oxford University 2013

Dorchester on Thames Archaeological Excavation Oxford University 2013

G: Dorchester on Thames Archaeological Training Excavations 2014. Oxford University

od Ian.R Cartwright: Institute of Archaeology Oxford, 8.5 km daleko

Dorchester on Thames Archaeological Training Excavations 2014. Oxford University

Dorchester on Thames Archaeological Training Excavations 2014. Oxford University

H: Dorchester on Thames Archaeological Excavation Oxford University 2013

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Dorchester on Thames Archaeological Excavation Oxford University 2013

I: Dorchester on Thames Archaeological Training Excavations 2014. Oxford University

od Ian.R Cartwright: Institute of Archaeology Oxford, 8.5 km daleko

Dorchester on Thames Archaeological Training Excavations 2014. Oxford University

Dorchester on Thames Archaeological Training Excavations 2014. Oxford University

J: Christ Church college, Oxford

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