More To See

This section is completely random. Walking around one day, it struck me that there is much to see in Christchurch which isn’t in the guide books, or perhaps only has a superficial mention. The saying goes, “Look and you shall see.”

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So here we go:

1: Seen in Bargates, a few hundred yards north of the centre. A good restaurant and take-away, but an impressive building, too.

Stylish building: the Standard Bengal in Bargates. Click for larger, back to return

2: The Stocks. These are not just any stocks, they are Ye Olde Stocks. I suspect that despite the name they are not the originals, but they are still popular, like the ducking stool.

Near the Great Tower and the bowling green. Click for larger, back to return.
From the side. Click for larger.

3) The Larch. You wouldn’t know about this unless you happened to go closer. Keep along the path by the stocks, and shortly after it turns, look on your right. There is an impressive larch tree, but what makes this one notable is that there is also some history:

Planted by the Mayor in the early ’70s.
It’s really impressive now. Click for larger, back to return.

4) St John’s Church, Purewell. Less than a mile from the centre, this is a surprisingly interesting building from the outside. Built in 1890, it has an industrial town feel to it – you could even be in the north of England!

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