Wick, Bournemouth

Wick House, 78-84 Wick Lane
Wick Ferry terminal, 1900
Ferryman at Wick, postmarked 18 February 1913. The ferryman is probably John O'Brien (c. 1847-1929).

Village on the south bank of the River Stour in Dorset, England, just short of the Stour's entry into Christchurch Harbour.

- Wick, Bournemouth
Wick House, 78-84 Wick Lane

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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.

The first mention of Bournemouth comes in the Christchurch cartulary of 1406, where a monk describes how a large fish ("uni magno piscis"), 18 ft long, was washed up at "La Bournemothe" in October of that year and taken to the Manor of Wick; six days later, a portion of the fish was collected by a canon from Christchurch Priory and taken away as tithe.

Southbourne, Dorset

Suburb of Bournemouth in Dorset, England.

Suburb of Bournemouth in Dorset, England.

Strictly, Southbourne refers to the area near to the coast; areas further inland are West Southbourne, Tuckton and Wick.

Christchurch Harbour

Natural harbour in the county of Dorset, on the south coast of England named after the nearby town of Christchurch.

Natural harbour in the county of Dorset, on the south coast of England named after the nearby town of Christchurch.

Christchurch Priory from Wick, across the River Stour
Christchurch from Hengistbury Head, across the harbour
Sand bar and outlet of Christchurch Harbour
Detail of outlet of Christchurch Harbour
Sand bar at end of Christchurch Harbour, viewed from Hengistbury Head
Sand bar at end of Christchurch Harbour, viewed from Hengistbury Head
The Quarry Pool, Hengistbury Head
South-eastern cliff of Hengistbury Head
Hengistbury Head, cliff face on western end of Warren Hill.

To the west side of the harbour are Wick Fields, the southern flank of the harbour being bounded by Hengistbury Head, a prominent coastal headland.

Tumulus on the south side of Wick Lane, Tuckton

Tuckton

Suburb of Bournemouth, situated on the River Stour in the eastern part of the borough.

Suburb of Bournemouth, situated on the River Stour in the eastern part of the borough.

Tumulus on the south side of Wick Lane, Tuckton
The original wooden bridge at Tuckton

It went through several owners including John Sloman of Wick House, who began breeding pigs on the unproductive plateau above Tuckton in the 1840s.

Christchurch, Dorset

Town and civil parish in Dorset on the south coast of England.

Town and civil parish in Dorset on the south coast of England.

Christchurch Castle ruins
Hart's Fusee Factory, built in 1845. The manufacture of fusee chains was an important industry in 19th-century Christchurch.
A P-47 Thunderbolt of the 405th Fighter Wing at RAF Christchurch, 1944
Christchurch Civic Offices
Christchurch Harbour with the Clay Pool (bottom right) where the rivers Avon and Stour converge. Stanpit Marsh (centre left), Wick (centre right) and Hengistbury Head (top right). The thin line of beach huts at the top left reveals the position of Mudeford Spit with the Isle of Wight on the horizon.
Monday market, Christchurch High Street.
The Mayor's Parlour and Saxon Square
The Constable's House, a Grade I listed Norman dwelling
Christchurch Priory dates from the 11th century
Place Mill
Christchurch railway station
Christchurch Library
John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute, Prime Minister between 1762–63, owned a mansion house in Christchurch

Another ferry crosses the Stour between Wick and the Quay just below Tuckton Bridge.

View from Warren Hill overlooking Mudeford Spit

Hengistbury Head

Headland jutting into the English Channel between Bournemouth and Mudeford in the English county of Dorset.

Headland jutting into the English Channel between Bournemouth and Mudeford in the English county of Dorset.

View from Warren Hill overlooking Mudeford Spit
Hengistbury Head as shown in Isaac Taylor's Map of Hampshire, 1759. After the counties were redesignated in 1974, the site has been considered part of Dorset. The isolated building near the centre of the image (labelled "Summer House") is the thatched barn still at the head. The barn forms part of the new visitor centre.
"Double Dykes", Hengistbury Head
Old Ironstone Quarry, Hengistbury Head
Warren Hill as seen from the beach, 2008
Gabions at Hengistbury Head
The natterjack toad (Bufo calamita), the UK's rarest amphibian
The green hairstreak, Callophrys rubi

The main nature reserve area faces Christchurch Harbour, and is contiguous with the reed beds of Wick Fields.

BH postcode area

Group of 26 postcode districts in southern England, within eleven post towns.

Group of 26 postcode districts in southern England, within eleven post towns.

Southbourne, Tuckton, Wick

Wiay from the air with Peter's Port on Eilean na Cille in the foreground

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Wiay from the air with Peter's Port on Eilean na Cille in the foreground

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