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
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district BH23
Police Dorset
Fire Dorset and Wiltshire
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament
List of places
50°45′07″N 1°45′54″W / 50.752°N 1.765°W / 50.752; -1.765Coordinates: 50°45′07″N 1°45′54″W / 50.752°N 1.765°W / 50.752; -1.765

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[edit]

Edmund Lyons


  1. ^ Dorset County Council. "Dorset For You / Burton)". Retrieved 25 August 2010. 
  2. ^ Christchurch Borough Council (March 2008). "The State of Christchurch: A Profile of Christchurch and Its Residents (5th Edition)". p. 32. Archived from the original on 8 March 2012. Retrieved 28 June 2010. 
  3. ^ "British Listed Buildings". Retrieved 25 August 2010. 
  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. 
  5. ^ Moxey, Sarah (1997). Avon Valley Footpath Guide. Halsgrove. p. 79. ISBN 978-1-874448-26-6. 

External links[edit]

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