Searching for "BOURNEMOUTH"

We could not match "BOURNEMOUTH" in our simplified list of the main towns and villages, or as a postcode. There are several other ways of finding places within Vision of Britain, so read on for detailed advice and 19 possible matches we have found for you:

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    Unit Name Type of Unit Containing Unit (and Type)
    BOURNEMOUTH CfC Primary Urban Area ENGLAND Dep (Country)
    It may also be worth using "sound-alike" and wildcard searching to find units with names similar to your search term:

  • If you are looking for hills, rivers, castles ... or pretty much anything other than the "places" where people live and lived, you need to look in our collection of Historical Gazetteers. This contains the complete text of three gazetteers published in the late 19th century — over 90,000 entries. Although there are no descriptive gazetteer entries for placenames exactly matching your search term (other than those already linked to "places"), the following entries mention "BOURNEMOUTH":
    Place name County Entry Source
    Boscombe Hampshire Bournemouth; P.O., T.O. The seats of B. Manor and B. Tower are in the immediate vicinity; also Boscombe Chine , a narrow Bartholomew
    BOSCOMBE CHINE Dorset ravine on the coast of Dorset; 2 miles E of Bournemouth. Boscombe Lodge, the seat of Sir Percy Shelley, Bart., is adjacent. Imperial
    Bourne Dorset Bourne , rivulet, Dorset and Hants; rises near Kingston and flows SE. to Poole Bay at Bournemouth; 4 miles long. Bartholomew
    Bournemouth Hampshire Bournemouth , watering-place, Christchurch and Holdenhurst pars., Hants, on Poole Bay, 5 miles SW. of Christchurch by rail and within Bartholomew
    BOURNEMOUTH Hampshire BOURNEMOUTH , a watering-place in Christchurch parish, and two chapelries in Christchurch and Holdenhurst parishes, Hants. The watering-place stands Imperial
    BOURNE (River) Dorset
    Dorset and Hants. It rises 2 miles SW of Kingston; and runs 4 miles southeastward to Poole bay at Bournemouth. Imperial
    CHRISTCHURCH Hampshire Bournemouth-St. Peter, Bournemouth-Holy Trinity, Highcliffe, and Pokesdown are separate benefices. The sub-district and the district are co-extensive Imperial
    Christchurch Head Hampshire Christchurch Head , SW. coast of Hants, 3½ miles E. of Bournemouth. Bartholomew
    Holdenhurst Hampshire forming N. part of Christchurch parl. bor., 5935 ac., pop. 15,646; P.O., called Holdenhurst Road ; contains part of Bournemouth. Bartholomew
    HOLDENHURST Hampshire chapel and a national school. A part of the parish, with a pop. of 1, 707 in 1861, is in Bournemouth chapelry. Imperial
    New Winton Hampshire New Winton , 2 m. from Bournemouth, Hants; P.O. Bartholomew
    Peverell Point Dorset Peverell Point , headland, Dorset, on S. side of Swanage Bay, 8 miles SW. of Bournemouth. Bartholomew
    PEVERELL POINT Dorset miles S S W of Bournemouth. A rocky ledge is under it. Danish pirates were beatennear it, in 877, by Alfred. Imperial
    Poole Dorset Bournemouth, 30 miles E. of Dorchester, and 118½ miles SW. of London by rail - par. (Poole St James), 160 ac., pop. 7179; bor. (embracing Bartholomew
    POOLE and BOURNEMOUTH railway Dorset
    BOURNEMOUTH railway , a railway in Dorset and Hants; from Poole, 8¾ miles east-ward to Bournemouth. It was authorized Imperial
    RINGWOOD, CHRISTCHURCH, AND BOURNEMOUTH RAILWAY Hampshire BOURNEMOUTH RAILWAY , a railway in the S W of Hants; from a junction with the Southwestern at Ringwood, 7¾ miles Imperial
    Wallis Down Hampshire Wallis Down , 3 m. from Bournemouth, Hants; P.O. Bartholomew
    Winton Hampshire Winton .-- 2 miles from Bournemouth, Hants; P.O. Bartholomew
    It may also be worth using "sound-alike" and wildcard searching to find names similar to your search term:

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