Christchurch  Hampshire


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Christchurch like this:

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.

Christchurch through time

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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Christchurch in Hampshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 17th April 2024

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