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Dorchester is about 5 miles north-west of Wallingford.
On the edge of the village is the site of an Iron Age settlement and also the site of the Roman town of Dorcic.The village, a pretty collection of old-fashioned cottages, all of which are bright with flowers ...' This description could have been written today.4 Dorchester Dorchester is an attractive and prosperous Thames-side village and along the High Street in particular there are a number of fine period buildings which give the village its special character.A small brook runs along the High Street for the length of the village and forms an attractive feature, complete with ducks.Many of the properties along that side of the road have individual bridges across the brook for access.Apart from those attractions there is also Dorchester Abbey, which was a former Augustinian abbey.
The Abbey is now just the parish church but it does have a tea room and museum for the visitor to see. The remains of the Iron Age settlement are evident by the low hills known as the Dyke Hills which lie close to the river at the edge of the village.
The Great fire certainly happened but the legend has been proved a myth as the fire was restricted to the part of the village east of St.
Andrew's Church, and away from West Hagbourne, and Domesday records prove that the two villages were actually never linked and have always been separate communities!
The School is a fine rectangular red brick building two storeys high.
The upper classroom has magnificent roof beams, probably made from ship's timbers and has mullioned windows supported by corbels.
in 1885 Dickens's Dictionary of the Thames said of Clifton Hampden, 'Clifton Hampden, this picturesque little village, is situated at the foot of a bold bluff, which rises abruptly from the somewhat flat country around.