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Fordingbridge, Hampshire

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Fordingbridge, Hampshire

Fordingbridge is a town and civil parish with a population of 5,700 on the River Avon in the New Forest District of Hampshire, England, near to the Dorset and Wiltshire borders and on the edge of the New Forest. It is 81 miles south west of London, and 10 miles south of the city of Salisbury. Fordingbridge is a former market town. The Avon Valley Path passes through the town.
DistrictNew Forest
Administrative CountyHampshire
Traditional CountyHampshire
OS GridSU1414
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionSouth East
Police AuthorityHampshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHampshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHampshire
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Central
Dialling code01425
Population5,694 (2001)

Other names by which Fordingbridge, Hampshire has been known in the past

Ffording Bridge ~ Forde

Fordingbridge, Hampshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Fordingbridge.-- market town and par. with ry. sta., S. Hants, on river Avon, 12½ miles S. of Salisbury, 6340 ac., pop. 2962; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank.Market-day, Friday; has flax-spinning and mfrs. of canvas.

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