Christchurch, Dorset

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Christchurch is a town in Dorset

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Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Christchurch within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.

Christchurch in historic gazetteers

Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew

Christhurch, parl. bor., seaport, and par., S. Hants, at confluence of rivers Avon and Stour, 1½ mile from the sea, 34 miles SW. of Southampton, and 113 miles SW. of London -- par., 21,264 ac. and 690 tidal water and foreshore, pop. 12,989; bor., 22,350 ac., pop. 28,535; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank, 1 newspaper. Market-day, Monday; was in Saxon times known as Tweonaeteam, a name which continued until recently in the form of Christchurch Twineham. The industries of C. are unimportant -- hosiery, chains for clocks and watches, and some salmon fishing. It has a free grammar-school, a commodious military barracks, and a priory church, one of the best specimens of its kind, built in the 12th century, and restored in 1861. The bor. returns 1 member to Parliament.

Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew

Christchurch.-- hundred, S. Hants, 40,030 ac., pop. 13,834.

Christchurch in the Domesday Book

A village in Edgegate hundred, in the county of Hampshire.

Two manors recorded in Domesday. is a Good Stuff website.