including Burton & Hurn
Christchurch is a borough and town on the south coast of England.
To the west of the town lies Bournemouth and the New Forest lies to the east. Having been
historically within the county of Hampshire, it became part of Dorset in the 1974 reorganisation
of local government. The Parish of Christchurch formerly included the
hamlets and tythings of Bransgore, Bure,
Burton, Hinton, Hurn,
Iford, Mudeford, Parley,
Pokesdown, Tuckton and Winkton.
Bransgore and Hinton (Admiral) remain to this day part of Hampshire and
are now parishes in their own right. Burton and
Hurn are also modern day civil parishes but are included in
Christchurch historically. Pokesdown now forms part of
Christchurch has been known for its smuggling trade
during the 18th and 19th centuries. The manufacturing of Fusee Chains
for clocks and watches and glove knitting were popular industries in the
town and employed many of the townspeople including small children. The
Red House Museum was once the Town Workhouse it houses exhibitions of local history, archaeology, geology and natural history and is well worth a visit.
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|Trade & Postal Directories||White's Directory 1859 [Jon Baker]|
|Other Records||Christchurch Union Workhouse, includes 1881 census records [External]|
|Records held at the Dorset History Centre
Christenings 1584-1590, 1634-1643, 1682-1876.
Marriages 1634-1643, 1682-1875.
Burials 1634-1640, 1682-1876
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