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There are displays of local life and trade, and how people lived in wartime. See a Victorian doll's house, and a special exhibition on Augustus John, the celebrated artist who made his home in Fordingbridge for the last several decades of his life.
A statue to John stands in a small green space beside the River Avon, next to the lovely medieval bridge that gives the town its name.
At the other end of old Fordingbridge is the parish church of St Mary, a mainly 15th-century building with an unusual tower rising from the north aisle. In the churchyard is the tomb of Captain James Seton, the last man to die in a duel in England.
Just north of Fordingbridge is Rockbourne Roman Villa, while only a few miles to the east is the fringe of the New Forest. About 3 miles north is Breamore House, a wonderful Elizabethan manor.
Address: Fordingbridge, Hampshire, England
Attraction Type: Town
Location: At the junction of the A338 and B3078 6 miles north of Ringwood
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
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Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Fordingbridge, St Mary's Church - 0.4 miles (Historic Church)
Rockbourne Roman Villa - 2.2 miles (Roman Site)
Breamore Saxon Church - 2.9 miles (Historic Church)
Breamore House - 2.9 miles (Historic House)
Rockbourne, St Andrew's Church - 3.1 miles (Historic Church)
Edmondsham House and Gardens - 5.5 miles (Historic House)
Edmondsham, St Nicholas Church - 5.5 miles (Historic Church)
Cranborne Manor Gardens - 5.6 miles (Garden)
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