British Place Names

A comprehensive online gazetteer

Home » Hampshire » Ringwood, Hampshire - local map, administrative data, historical information and reader comments

Ringwood, Hampshire

Local area map loading...

Ringwood, Hampshire

Ringwood is an historic market town and civil parish in Hampshire, England, located on the River Avon, close to the New Forest and north of Bournemouth. It has a history dating back to Anglo-Saxon times, and has held a weekly market since the Middle Ages.
DistrictNew Forest
Administrative CountyHampshire
Traditional CountyHampshire
OS GridSU1505
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionSouth East
Police AuthorityHampshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHampshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHampshire
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Central
Dialling code01425

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

Kingwood ~ Regnewood ~ Renoved ~ Rincvede

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

Ringwood.-- market town and par. with ry. sta. (Ringwood Junction), Hants, on river Avon, 8 miles N. of Christchurch and 24½ miles SW. of Southampton by rail, 10,365 ac., pop. 3830; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks. Market-day, Wednesday. Ringwood was a place of some importance in Saxon times. It has long been famous for its gloves and its ale. Bishop Stillingfleet (1635-1699) was educated at the grammar school.

Your comments about Ringwood, Hampshire

What do you know about Ringwood, Hampshire? Give us the benefit of your local knowledge and opinions here!

comments powered by Disqus