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Where is Christchurch?

Christchurch is located in the county of Dorset, South West England, four miles east of the major town of Bournemouth, 79 miles south-east of Cardiff, and 90 miles south-west of London. Christchurch lies two miles south-west of the Hampshire border, and was historically in the county of Hampshire. Christchurch falls within the district council of Christchurch, under the county council of Dorset. It is in the BH23 postcode district. The post town for Christchurch is Christchurch.

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Map showing extent of Christchurch as bounding box
Bounding box showing extent of Christchurch
Map showing location of Christchurch within the UK
Location of Christchurch within the UK

Which county is Christchurch in?

Christchurch is in the ceremonial county of Dorset, the historic county of Hampshire, and the administrative county of Dorset.

Ceremonial CountyDorset
Historic CountyHampshire
Administrative CountyDorset

Where is Christchurch in Dorset?

Christchurch is situated roughly centrally between the southernmost and northernmost extremities of Dorset, and towards the easternmost extremity of Dorset.

Location of Christchurch within Dorset
Location of Christchurch within Dorset

What is the postcode for Christchurch?

The nearest postcode to the centre of Christchurch is BH23 1QP.

Where is Christchurch in BH23?

Christchurch is situated towards the southernmost extremity of the BH23 postcode district, and roughly centrally between the easternmost and westernmost extremities of the BH23 postcode district.

Location of Christchurch within BH23
Location of Christchurch within BH23

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What is the post town for Christchurch?

The post town for Christchurch is Christchurch. Christchurch is in the BH23 postcode district, which corresponds to the post town of Christchurch.

What is the latitude and longitude of Christchurch?

The centre of Christchurch is located at position 50.73836° latitude and -1.78181° longitude.

Latitude50.73836°
Longitude-1.78181°

What is the easting and northing of Christchurch?

The centre of Christchurch is located at the grid reference easting 415493 and northing 93218 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.

Easting415493
Northing93218

What are the nearest towns to Christchurch?

Position of Christchurch relative to nearby towns. Distance is measured from the centre of Christchurch to the centre of the town.

east
4m
Christchurch is 4 miles east of Bournemouth
west
6m
Christchurch is 6 miles west of New Milton
south-east
6m
Christchurch is 6 miles south-east of Ferndown
south
7m
Christchurch is 7 miles south of Ringwood
east
9m
Christchurch is 9 miles east of Poole
south-east
10m
Christchurch is 10 miles south-east of Wimborne Minster
west
11m
Christchurch is 11 miles west of Lymington
south-east
11m
Christchurch is 11 miles south-east of Verwood
north-east
12m
Christchurch is 12 miles north-east of Swanage
west
13m
Christchurch is 13 miles west of Yarmouth

What are the nearest cities to Christchurch?

Position of Christchurch relative to nearby cities. Distance is measured from the centre of Christchurch to the centre of the city.

south-west
20m
Christchurch is 20 miles south-west of Southampton
south
23m
Christchurch is 23 miles south of Salisbury
south-west
30m
Christchurch is 30 miles south-west of Winchester
west
31m
Christchurch is 31 miles west of Portsmouth
west
44m
Christchurch is 44 miles west of Chichester
south-east
50m
Christchurch is 50 miles south-east of Wells
south-east
51m
Christchurch is 51 miles south-east of Bath
south-east
61m
Christchurch is 61 miles south-east of Bristol
west
72m
Christchurch is 72 miles west of Brighton and Hove
south
74m
Christchurch is 74 miles south of Oxford

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