Hamworthy  Dorset


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Hamworthy like this:

HAMWORTHY, a village and a parish in Poole district, Dorset. The village stands on Holes bay, adjacent to Poole r. station, 1¼ mile W by N of Poole; and was the place where Charles X. of France landed, after his abdication, in 1831. The parish comprises 1, 031 acres of land and 880 of water; and is all included in Poole borough. ...

Post town, Poole. Real property, £1, 855. Pop., 393. Houses, 78. The property all belongs to Sir Ivor B. Guest. The living is a Vicarage, under the vicarage of Sturminster-Marshall, in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, not reported. Patron, Eton College. The ancient church was destroyed in the civil war of Charles I.; and the present one was built in 1826, and has a tower. There are an Independent chapel and a national school.

Hamworthy through time

Hamworthy is now part of Poole district. Click here for graphs and data of how Poole has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Hamworthy itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 14th July 2024

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