Cottages in Hamworthy
Hamworthy shown within Dorset
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|District||Borough of Poole|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Postcode district||BH15 4|
|EU Parliament||South West England|
Hamworthy is a parish and inner suburb of Poole in Dorset, England. Hamworthy lies on a peninsula of approximately 3 square kilometres (1.2 sq mi) and is bounded by Upton to the north, Poole Harbour to the west and Holes Bay to the east. Poole Bridge, the southern terminus of the A350 road, connects the suburb with the town centre. Hamworthy is the location of the Port of Poole ferry passenger terminal and cargo handling operations. Hamworthy has 2 Local Councillors in the Borough of Poole, one for Hamworthy East, and one for Hamworthy West. In hamworthy there are 6 main areas, Rockley (where the Marine Camp and Holiday Park are), Turlin Moor Estate, Lower Hamworthy (where Poole Docks are), Cobbs Quey/Harbourside (Which looks out over Holesbay), Lake Side (where the Metalbox Factory is located) and Central Hamworthy (Location of the Main Road, Co-Op and Church area).
Hamworthy was the site of an Iron Age settlement before it was taken over by the Romans in the 1st century and named Moriconium. The Romans made use of the harbour, and built a road from Hamworthy to Badbury Rings.
The closure of the power station in the early 1990s and of other industrial sites close to the bridge has provided an area for regeneration. This includes plans for a second bridge crossing, and major house building. The Twin Sails Bridge, opened in March 2012 runs alongside the old lifting bridge.
Hamworthy has four schools, Carter Community Sports College now a Academy School (age 12-18) , Twin Sales Infant School (age4-8, Turlin Moor Community (combined) School (age 4-12) and Hamworthy Park Junior School (age8-12).
Hamworthy parish has a number of churches. St. Michael's parish church based on the main Blandford Road is the Church of England parish church. St. Gabriel's church based on Turlin Moor is a smaller Church of England church based in a modern building. There are also other church denominations based in Hamworthy parish.
Sport and leisure
Hamworthy is also home to one of the Worlds First Scout Association Groups, 1st Hamworthy Scout Group, which was founded back on the 26th October 1908 by the Rev George O'Shea of St. Michael's Parish together with A Primmer and R Giles, two of the original Poole Boys Brigade members from Hamworthy who took part in the original 1907 Camp on Brownsea Island Scout camp.
- Cochrane, C, 1970. Poole Bay and Purbeck, 300BC to AD1660. Dorchester, Longmans.
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