Pokesdown

Suburb of Bournemouth in Dorset, England.

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St John the Evangelist's parish church, designed by John Oldrid Scott and CT Miles and built in 1893–95

Boscombe

Suburb of Bournemouth, England.

Suburb of Bournemouth, England.

St John the Evangelist's parish church, designed by John Oldrid Scott and CT Miles and built in 1893–95
A man buying a copy of the Big Issue from magazine vendor in Boscombe precinct
The seafront viewed from the pier.
Boscombe Pier
Boscombe Pier in 2003
The pier in 2010, after restoration
Musical walkway installed in 2014
Pier with whale skeleton, circa 1900
Boscombe Pier with whale skeleton, circa 1900

The area upon which Boscombe is situated, between the somewhat older village of Pokesdown and Bournemouth Square, was part of the great heathland which covered much of western Hampshire, and extended well into eastern Dorset.

Bournemouth

Coastal resort town in the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole council area of Dorset, England.

Coastal resort town in the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole council area of Dorset, England.

Welcome to Bournemouth, England's Coastal Garden
Section of a 1759 map of Hampshire by Isaac Taylor, showing the Manor of Christchurch and the area around the Bourne chine
Photochrom of Invalids' Walk, 1890s
A view of Bournemouth showing the temporary wooden jetty that was replaced by an iron pier in 1880.
Photochrom of the entrance to the pier, 1890s
The Waterfront Cinema and Leisure Complex (now demolished)
Bournemouth Town Hall was built in the Victorian period, originally serving as a hotel for visitors to the town.
Bournemouth Beach and Boscombe Pier
Financial services are crucial to the town's economy and Unisys was a major employer in the industry.
Bournemouth International Centre (BIC) is a national conference and music venue in the town.
Bournemouth Pier including the Pier Theatre
Shops and apartments in the centre of Bournemouth
The grave of writer Mary Shelley and her parents, including Mary Wollstonecraft, in St. Peter's Church, Bournemouth
Bournemouth Christmas Market in 2019
St Peter's Church, completed in 1879
The Grade II listed entrance to Boscombe Pier
Bournemouth railway station, built in 1885, with a replica Victorian iron and glass roof
Bournemouth and Poole College Lansdowne Campus
St Stephen's Church, Bournemouth, built in 1898
The Bournemouth Hebrew Congregation
A blue plaque marking the birthplace of Hubert Parry at 2, Richmond Terrace, Bournemouth
Blue Plaque on the Wall of St Peter's Churchyard commemorating the resting place of members of the Shelley family.

The hundred later became the Liberty of Westover when it was extended to include the settlements of North Ashley, Muscliff, Muccleshell, Throop, Iford, Pokesdown, Tuckton and Wick, and incorporated into the Manor of Christchurch.

Southbourne, Dorset

Suburb of Bournemouth in Dorset, England.

Suburb of Bournemouth in Dorset, England.

Around 1766, for instance, Edmund Bott had built a Georgian mansion to the east of Pokesdown village, commanding views of Christchurch Harbour; he named it Stourfield House.

Pokesdown station platforms looking southwards (towards Bournemouth), 22 February 2014

Pokesdown railway station

Pokesdown station platforms looking southwards (towards Bournemouth), 22 February 2014

Pokesdown railway station serves the Pokesdown, Boscombe and Southbourne areas of Bournemouth in Dorset, England.

Boscombe East and Pokesdown (ward)

Ward in Bournemouth, Dorset.

Ward in Bournemouth, Dorset.

The ward includes the suburb of Pokesdown, and the eastern areas of Boscombe.

Filippo Brunelleschi is revered as one of the most inventive and gifted architects in history.

Charles Marriott Oldrid Scott

English architect who is often best remembered for being the son of John Oldrid Scott and grandson of Sir Gilbert Scott (George Gilbert Scott), both of whom were architects, as was his uncle George Gilbert Scott Jr. and his cousins Sir Giles Gilbert Scott and Adrian Gilbert Scott.

English architect who is often best remembered for being the son of John Oldrid Scott and grandson of Sir Gilbert Scott (George Gilbert Scott), both of whom were architects, as was his uncle George Gilbert Scott Jr. and his cousins Sir Giles Gilbert Scott and Adrian Gilbert Scott.

Filippo Brunelleschi is revered as one of the most inventive and gifted architects in history.

St. James, Pokesdown, Bournemouth (1930–1931)

Pauline von Hügel

Italian-born Austrian aristocrat and a British religious writer, named after Pauline von Metternich.

Italian-born Austrian aristocrat and a British religious writer, named after Pauline von Metternich.

Corpus Christi Church, Boscombe

In the depths of a most severe winter, she trudged on foot in the snow from Moorfield Grove, Bournemouth, to Pokesdown, Bournemouth to instruct some poor converts, to teach the children their catechism, to gather young girls round her at the club and help to brighten their lives by some cheerful amusement.

Series title card (1990–2000)

One Foot in the Grave

British television sitcom written by David Renwick.

British television sitcom written by David Renwick.

Series title card (1990–2000)
From left to right:
Janine Duvitski, Angus Deayton,
Annette Crosbie, Richard Wilson

After the first series was filmed, the house—near Pokesdown, Bournemouth—which had been used for the Meldrews' house in location sequences, changed hands and the new owners demanded nearly triple the usage fees that the previous owners had asked for.

Storm Eunice on 17 February 2022

Storm Eunice

Intense extratropical cyclone that is part of the 2021–2022 European windstorm season.

Intense extratropical cyclone that is part of the 2021–2022 European windstorm season.

Storm Eunice on 17 February 2022
The wreckage of the windmill at Klettbach.
Damage caused to the roof of The O2 Arena

Buildings in Pokesdown were damaged, and a power cut affected Tower Park.

Mary Eleanor Bowes, Countess of Strathmore and Kinghorne

Mary Bowes, Countess of Strathmore and Kinghorne

Notable member of the British aristocracy during the Georgian period (18th century).

Notable member of the British aristocracy during the Georgian period (18th century).

Mary Eleanor Bowes, Countess of Strathmore and Kinghorne
Andrew Robinson Stoney

She later moved to Stourfield House, an isolated mansion on the edge of the village of Pokesdown near Christchurch, Hampshire, where she could live feeling that she was "...out of the world.."