Place:Hurn, Hampshire, England

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NameHurn
Alt namesHernesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 124
TypeVillage, Parish
Coordinates50.767°N 1.817°W
Located inHampshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inDorset, England     (1974 - )
See alsoChristchurch, Hampshire, Englandcivil parish from which it was created in 1894
Christchurch Rural, Hampshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1932
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Hurn is a village and civil parish which since 1974 has been in southeast Dorset, England. It was formerly in Hampshire. It is located between the River Stour and River Avon in the borough of Christchurch, five miles north east of the Bournemouth town centre. In 2001, the village had a population of 468.

The village is the location of Bournemouth International Airport (originally RAF Station Hurn), an important airfield dating back to World War II.

Hurn was made a civil parish when it was separated from Christchurch in 1894. Between 1894 and 1974 the boundaries were altered several times and it is now back within Christchurch's boundaries again.

Research Tips

  • Victoria County History of Hampshire, volume 5, chapter on Christchurch which may include references to Hurn.
  • GENUKI has a list of archive holders in Hampshire including the Hampshire Record Office, various museums in Portsmouth and Southhampton, the Isle of Wight Record Office and Archives.
  • The Hampshire Online Parish Clerk project has a large collection of transcriptions from Parish Registers across Hampshire.
  • A listing of all the Registration Districts in England and Wales since their introduction in 1837 together with tables listing the parishes that were part of each district and the time period covered, along with detailed notes on changes of parish name, mergers, etc. Do respect the copyright on this material.
  • The three-storey City Museum in Winchester covers the Iron Age and Roman periods, the Middle Ages, and the Victorian period.
  • Volumes in The Victoria County History Series are available for Hampshire through British History Online. There are three volumes and the county is covered by parishes within the old divisions of "hundreds".
A collection of maps on the A Vision of Britain through Time website illustrating the English county of Hampshire over the period 1832-1932 (the last two are expandible):
  • A group of maps of the post-1974 municipal districts or boroughs of Hampshire on Wikipedia Commons
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