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A picture tour of Dorchester Abbey - a Abbey in the town of Dorchester-on-Thames, in the county of Oxfordshire
Shrine of St. Birinus, Dorchester Abbey
Shrine of St. Birinus, Dorchester Abbey - by Edward Lever ©
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Photographer: © Edward Lever (Gallery)(16th June 2013)

Shrine of St. Birinus, Dorchester Abbey

Birinus came to Wessex to convert the Saxons to Christianity. After Birinus converted King Cynegils of the West Saxons in AD 635, the King gave the old Roman town of Dorchester to Birinus to build a Cathedral. Birinus thus became the first Bishop of Dorchester. The original Shrine was broken up in 1536 and the present Shrine was reconstructed in 1964 from fragments of the original.
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Camera Make: Canon Model: Canon EOS 5D
Focal length: 29 mm, Aperture: f 8, ISO: 1600, Exposure time: 1/50 sec, Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Date/Time Creation: June 16, 2013, 4:06 pm
ImageID:1176687, Image size: 1600 x 2400 pixels

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Comment by Vince Hawthorn(17th June 2013)

An excellent group of pics of Dorchester Abbey and a wealth of added information, good job Edward.

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Comment by David SwannPremier Member! Click for more info..(18th June 2013)

Well composed with detail retained in the stained glass

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