12th April 2021

Welcoming the new parish of Throop and Holdenhurst

The first of April 2021 saw the creation of the Parish Council of Throop and Holdenhurst.

Holdenhurst Village is mentioned in William the Conqueror’s Domesday Book as Holeest and has long been known as ‘the Mother of Bournemouth’, Bournemouth itself a relative newcomer on the pages of history. A small, rural settlement with parish church, its boundary has waxed and waned over the centuries, at one point taking in much of the land between Christchurch and Poole. Throop is of similar historical depth, with its old mill, thatched cottages, Throop House and crossing over the River Stour.

Together, they lie in the beautiful lower Stour Valley, a landscape of farmland, woodland and river habitats.