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Boscombe, Bournemouth

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Boscombe, Bournemouth

Boscombe is a suburb of Bournemouth. Historically part of Hampshire, it is located to the east of Bournemouth town centre and west of Southbourne, It developed rapidly from a small village as a seaside resort alongside Bournemouth after the first Boscombe pier was opened in 1889.
Administrative CountyBournemouth
Traditional CountyHampshire
OS GridSZ1191
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityDorset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDorset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDorset
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Western
Dialling code01202

Other names by which Boscombe, Bournemouth has been known in the past

Boscombe Chine

Boscombe, Bournemouth in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Boscombe, a summer resort of tourists and ry. sta., Hants, in E. suburbs of Bournemouth; P.O., T.O. The seats of B. Manor and B. Tower are in the immediate vicinity; also Boscombe Chine, a narrow ravine.

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