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Christchurch, Dorset

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Christchurch, Dorset

Christchurch is a borough and town in the county of Dorset on the south coast of England. The town adjoins Bournemouth in the west and the New Forest lies to the east. Historically within Hampshire, it joined Dorset with the reorganisation of local government in 1974 and is the most easterly borough in the county. Covering an area of 19.5 square miles, Christchurch has a population of approximately 45,000, making it the fourth most populous town in the county.
Administrative CountyDorset
Traditional CountyHampshire
OS GridSZ1592
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityDorset

Other names by which Christchurch, Dorset has been known in the past

Christ Church ~ Christhurch ~ Tweonea ~ Tweoxnea

Christchurch, Dorset in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Christchurch.-- hundred, S. Hants, 40,030 ac., pop. 13,834.

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