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The town of Fordingbridge was originally known as "Forde" and the "bridge" element of the name was not added until the Avon was first spanned at this point. The Great Bridge, of seven arches, was in existence in 1286 A.D. and possibly earlier. The Parish church is mainly Early English and Early Decorated in style, but the tower is Perpendicular, and the chapel on the north side dates from the early thirteenth century.

Tourist and Other Information sources


Local Tourist Information

Local Information Point

Local Council

Visitor Information Centre,
Main Car Park,
Hampshire SO43 7NY

Telephone: (023) 8028 3914,
(023) 8028 3444

Fordingbridge Library,
Hampshire SP6 1AQ

Telephone: (01425) 652639

New Forest District Council,
Appletree Court,
Hampshire SO43 7PA

Telephone: (023) 8028 5000


Variety of pubs, and places to eat in the High Street.

Access by Public Transport

Public Bus Services operate to Fordingbridge from Bournemouth, Salisbury and Southampton.