Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for HAMWORTHY

HAMWORTHY, a village and a parish in Poole district, Dorset. The village stands on Holes bay, adjacent to Poole r. station, 1¼ mile W by N of Poole; and was the place where Charles X. of France landed, after his abdication, in 1831. The parish comprises 1, 031 acres of land and 880 of water; and is all included in Poole borough. Post town, Poole. Real property, £1, 855. Pop., 393. Houses, 78. The property all belongs to Sir Ivor B. Guest. The living is a Vicarage, under the vicarage of Sturminster-Marshall, in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, not reported. Patron, Eton College. The ancient church was destroyed in the civil war of Charles I.; and the present one was built in 1826, and has a tower. There are an Independent chapel and a national school.


(John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72))

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "a village and a parish"   (ADL Feature Type: "populated places")
Administrative units: Hamworthy CP/Ch       Poole PLU/RegD       Dorset AncC
Place: Hamworthy

Go to the linked place page for a location map, and for access to other historical writing about the place. Pages for linked administrative units may contain historical statistics and information on boundaries.