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Hurn village stores
Hurn is located in Dorset
 Hurn shown within Dorset
Population 468 (2001 Census)
OS grid reference SZ127970
Civil parish Hurn
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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Hurn is a village and civil parish in southeast Dorset, England, between the River Stour and River Avon in the borough of Christchurch, 5 miles (8 km) north-east of the Bournemouth town centre. In 2001, the village had a population of 468.

Hurn is the location of Bournemouth Airport (originally RAF Station Hurn), an important airfield dating to World War II. The village was served by rail from 1863 to 1935, and the station building and platform are extant. They are now used as the Avon Causeway Hotel.[1]

Hurn is listed in the Domesday Book as "Herne" (in the Egheiete Hundred of Hantescire),[2] and was later known in the 13th century as Hyrne and in the 14th century as Hurne. The name is derived from the old English "hyrne", which means a disused part of a field or the land sectioned by an oxbow lake.[3]

Hurn Court is a Grade II listed manor house, formerly home to the Earls of Malmesbury.


  1. Subterranea Britannica - Disused Stations - Hurn
  2. Old Hampshire Gazetteer - University of Portsmouth.
  3. The origin of the name Hearne

External links

Media related to Hurn at Wikimedia Commons