River Bourne, Dorset

Small river in Dorset, England.

- River Bourne, Dorset

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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.

In the 12th century the region around the mouth of the River Bourne was part of the Hundred of Holdenhurst.

The Square, Bournemouth

The Square, Bournemouth

Public square in Bournemouth Town Centre that marks the centre of Bournemouth, England.

Public square in Bournemouth Town Centre that marks the centre of Bournemouth, England.

The Square, Bournemouth
Bournemouth Corporation Tramways tram no 47 in The Square ca. 1910
The "leaning tower of Bournemouth" in 1995

The River Bourne still flows under the Square.

Chine forming on soft cliffs at Compton, Isle of Wight

Chine

Steep-sided coastal gorge where a river flows to the sea through, typically, soft eroding cliffs of sandstone or clays.

Steep-sided coastal gorge where a river flows to the sea through, typically, soft eroding cliffs of sandstone or clays.

Chine forming on soft cliffs at Compton, Isle of Wight
Shanklin Chine, circa 1910.
Section of a 1759 map of Hampshire by Isaac Taylor, showing several chines between Christchurch and Poole (including Bourne Chine, the future location of Bournemouth town centre).
Shepherd's Chine, Isle of Wight

Bournemouth town centre itself is built in the former Bourne Chine (the Pleasure Gardens being the original valley floor), although urban development since the late 19th century has altered the topography somewhat.

Hinton Admiral House, Christchurch

George Tapps

British landowner and developer involved in the founding of Bournemouth.

British landowner and developer involved in the founding of Bournemouth.

Hinton Admiral House, Christchurch

In 1810 Tapps sold 8.5 acre on the west bank of the Bourne Stream to Lewis Tregonwell for £179 11s.

Sacred Heart Church, Bournemouth

Sacred Heart Church, Bournemouth

Roman Catholic church in the seaside resort of Bournemouth, England.

Roman Catholic church in the seaside resort of Bournemouth, England.

Sacred Heart Church, Bournemouth

Prior to becoming a desirable resort for bathing and taking the sea air, Bournemouth was no more than a small hamlet at the mouth of the River Bourne.

Patrick Craufurd Bruce

Member of Parliament in the early 19th century.

Member of Parliament in the early 19th century.

Bruce's Wood was planted around the estuary of the River Bourne, which later became Bournemouth.