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Christchurch- the 12th burh to be cited in the Burghal Hidage

Kingdom Type of Burh No. of Hides O.S. Grid Ref
Wessex Burghal Town 470 SZ15979252


O.S. Map 1:50,000 – licence: Anquet Maps
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Aerial Photograph – licence: Memory Map

Burhs in order of citation

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Christchurch: early-medieval topography and features, with reconstruction of the line of the late-Saxon defences.
a–a bank in car park. b–b bank in Druitt gardens. c–c S wall of priory precinct. G1 site of north gate (Bargate).
G2 site of west gate in Wick Lane.
G3 site of east gate in Castle Street, probable 12th-century
gateway replacing late-Saxon gate on a different alignment.
Drawing by J Haslam
image: Haslam J. (2009) The Development of Late-Saxon Christchurch, Dorset, and the Burghal Hidage fig 2

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