Burton, Dorset

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Burton Green looking east towards Salisbury Road
Burton is located in Dorset
 Burton shown within Dorset
OS grid reference SZ1694
Civil parish Burton
District Christchurch
Shire county Dorset
Region South West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district BH23
Police Dorset
Fire Dorset
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament Christchurch
List of places

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Burton Village is a village and civil parish in the borough of Christchurch, Dorset, England. It is situated some 2 miles north-east of Christchurch town centre

Older parts of the village date back to at least the early 18th century but it was greatly expanded in the 1970s and 1980s. Today there are more than 1700 dwellings and the population is around 4000.[1][2]

The village holds a number of annual events including a Veteran's Day and an Easter Egg Hunt. Church services are also held on the green at Easter and Christmas including carols around the tree.

There are a number of listed buildings in the village including the parish church of St. Luke, built around 1874 and designed by the renowned architect Benjamin Ferrey.[3]

The Avon Valley Path passes through the village.

Notable residents


  1. Dorset County Council. "Dorset For You / Burton)". Retrieved 25 August 2010.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Christchurch Borough Council (March 2008). "The State of Christchurch: A Profile of Christchurch and Its Residents (5th Edition)". p. 32. Retrieved 28 June 2010.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "British Listed Buildings". Retrieved 25 August 2010.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. Taylor, Christine (1994). Christchurch a Pictorial History. Shopwyke Manor Barn, Chichester, Sussex: Phillimore and Co. Ltd. p. plate no. 146. ISBN 0-85033-901-4. |access-date= requires |url= (help)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. Moxey, Sarah (1997). Avon Valley Footpath Guide. Halsgrove. p. 79. ISBN 978-1-874448-26-6.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

External links

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