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A many-arched and graceful bridge, a promiscuous artist and an exciting smuggling past help to make Fordingbridge a fascinating find in the New Forest.
Once a prominent industrial centre, Fordingbridge is now considered a small market town – albeit with plenty to do and see.
Properties in Fordingbridge had an overall average price of £285,296 over the last year, making it one of the more affordable places in which to live in the Forest, which has multiple conservation areas.
The town now has a population of around 6,000, having benefited from a lot of new building in the last few decades, and the majority of sales in Fordingbridge during the last year were semi-detached properties, selling for an average price of £293,363. Detached properties sold for an average of £347,683, with flats fetching £129,750.
Not bad for a New Forest town steeped in history and notoriety. Its smuggling past can be explored in the town museum in Kings Yard. The free museum also features the Welsh artist Augustus John, who lived in the town and caused a scandal – it is said he fathered as many as 100 children.
His statue is near to the town bridge, where you can also take stroll in the gardens alongside, enjoy the play and sports facilities and buy a coffee at the kiosk.
Now known as the northern gateway to The New Forest, Fordingbridge, built on the banks of the River Avon, was recorded in the Domesday Book under the name ‘Forde’.
A key landmark of the town is the medieval bridge, upstream from the ford, with its seven graceful arches that span the river.
The infamous Captain Diamond, the ‘Smuggler King’ spent much of his time in a local hostelry. During the 16th century, the town was a centre for cloth making.
St Mary’s Church, just off the High Street, was also mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086. It has features of Norman architecture and was restored in the 19th century. Within the churchyard you can find a memorial to James Alexander Seton, the last British man killed in a duel in England.
The artist Paul Kidby, best known for his art based on Terry Pratchett’s Discworld, lives and works in Fordingbridge to this day. The town has numerous other famous people associated with it.
For keen walkers, The Avon Valley Path, a long-distance walking route from Salisbury to Christchurch, passes through Fordingbridge. This is a great way of exploring some of the town’s nearby countryside and take in some of the sweeping views across the River Avon.
The open heathlands of the New Forest are just a short distance away from Fordingbridge. Nearby Godshill is a popular spot for a walk for both locals and visitors alike.
Cycling is another popular activity in the Fordingbridge area. Sandy Balls Holiday Village and Hockey’s Farm Shop (both within a short distance of Fordingbridge) offer bike hire and can suggest some cycling routes for you depending on your ability.
See if you can negotiate your way around the inflatable obstacles at the New Forest Water Park. Other options also include paddle boarding, kayaking, wake boarding and water-skiing. There is also a clubhouse overlooking the lake for those who prefer something slightly more sedate!
Insight Activities offers woodland activities at Featherdown Farm, near Fordingbridge. Archery, rifle crossbows, axe throwing, archery combat tag, bushcraft skills and giant catapults make up some of the activities you can get involved with here.
The Romans made their impact on the local area and a fascinating place to visit is Rockbourne Roman Villa, just four miles from Fordingbridge. History buffs will also enjoy a visit to the Elizabethan Manor of Breamore House with its Countryside Museum. Completed in 1593, the house today still looks much the same.
Fordingbridge also has its own cinema, The Regal.
Shoppers can expect a range of local food shops, a gift shop and a couple of garden centres. Cream teas and freshly-ground flour are on offer at nearby Alderholt Mill.
Fordingbridge is home to Fordingbridge Turks FC, one of the 50 oldest football clubs in England, established circa 1868.
Fordingbridge is twinned with Vimoutiers in Normandy and celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2002.
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