Burton Green looking east towards Salisbury Road
Burton shown within Dorset
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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.
The Avon Valley Path passes through the village.
- Edmund Lyons (1790–1858) was a Royal Navy commander and diplomat who was born and lived in the parish of Burton, Christchurch.
- Robert Southey (1774–1843), writer, poet and later poet laureate; lived in Burton between 1797 and 1799. Many other writers and poets of the day visited him there including his brother in law, Samuel Coleridge, and Sir Walter Scott.
- Daniel Gunn (minister) (1774-1848), was a Scottish congregational minister, with a congregation of a thousand in Christchurch, Hampshire from 1816 until his death. His Sunday school was attended by upwards of four hundred children. He lived like a country gentleman at Burton, and died there on 17 June 1848, in the seventy-fifth year of his age.
- Dorset County Council. "Dorset For You / Burton)". Retrieved 25 August 2010.
- Christchurch Borough Council (March 2008). "The State of Christchurch: A Profile of Christchurch and Its Residents (5th Edition)". p. 32. Retrieved 28 June 2010.
- "British Listed Buildings". Retrieved 25 August 2010.
- 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.
- Moxey, Sarah (1997). Avon Valley Footpath Guide. Halsgrove. p. 79. ISBN 978-1-874448-26-6.
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