Place:Southbourne, Hampshire, England

Alt namesStourfieldsource: alternate name
Tucktonsource: settlement in suburb
West Southbournesource: settlement in suburb
Wicksource: settlement in suburb
Coordinates50.722°N 1.798°W
Located inHampshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inDorset, England     (1974 - )
See alsoChristchurch Rural, Hampshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1901
Bournemouth, Hampshire, Englandcounty borough to which it was a suburb until 1974
Bournemouth District, Dorset, Englanddistrict municipality and unitary authority covering the area since 1974
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Southbourne is a suburb of Bournemouth, since 1974 in the English county of Dorset. It is the most easterly part of the Borough of Bournemouth (Bournemouth unitary authority), situated between Boscombe and Christchurch. The area was previously known as Stourfield. Strictly, Southbourne refers to the area near to the coast; areas further inland are West Southbourne, Tuckton and Wick.

Research Tips

  • Victoria County History of Hampshire, volume 5, chapter on the Liberty of Westover with Holdenhurst and Bournemouth may include some references to Southbourne.
  • 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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