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Highcliffe, Dorset

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Highcliffe, Dorset

Highcliffe-on-Sea (usually abbreviated to Highcliffe) is a small town in the borough of Christchurch, Dorset in southern England. It forms part of the South East Dorset conurbation along the English Channel coast. The town lies on a picturesque stretch of Solent coastline with views of the Isle of Wight and its 'Needles' rock formation.
Administrative CountyDorset
Traditional CountyHampshire
OS GridSZ2193
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityDorset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDorset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDorset
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Western
Dialling code01425

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

High Cliff ~ Highcliff

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

Highcliff, eccl. dist., Christchurch and Milton pars., S. Hants, pop. 747; contains the seat of Highcliff Castle, on the coast, 2 miles E. of Christchurch.

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