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Thame, Oxfordshire

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Thame, Oxfordshire

Thame is a town and civil parish in Oxfordshire, about 7 miles southwest of the Buckinghamshire town of Aylesbury. It derives its toponym from the River Thame which flows past the north side of the town. Thame was founded in the Anglo-Saxon era and lay within the territory of the kingdom of Wessex.
DistrictSouth Oxfordshire
Post townThame
Administrative CountyOxfordshire
Traditional CountyOxfordshire
OS GridSP7005
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionSouth East
Police AuthorityThames Valley
Fire and Rescue AuthorityOxfordshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityOxfordshire
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Central
Dialling code01844
Population11,072 (parish, with Moreton) (2001 census)

Other names by which Thame, Oxfordshire has been known in the past

Tame ~ Thama ~ Thame The ~ The Thame

Thame, Oxfordshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Thame.-- market town and par., Oxfordshire, on river Thame, 15¼ miles E. of Oxford and 48 miles NW. of London by rail, 5229 ac., pop. 3267; P.O., T.O., 3 Banks, 1 newspaper. Market-day, Tuesday. Thame dates from Roman times, has remains of an abbey founded in 1138, and contains the house in which John Hampden (1594-1643) died.

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