The English market town of Fordingbridge is located within the western part of the county of Hampshire. The town of Fordingbridge has a population of about six thousand. The town of Fordingbridge is located on the banks of the River Avon and it is also located on the A338 road. The town is located close to the border with both Wiltshire and Dorset. The town is located on the edge of the area that is known as the New Forest. The town of Fordingbridge is located within easy distance from the city that is known as Salisbury and also the popular seaside resort that is known as Bournemouth.
The town of Fordingbridge was recorded within the Domesday Book but it was known under the name of Forde. The town was given its current name when the river bridged within the town and this happened in the early part of 1286.
Over the years the town of Fordingbridge has welcomed a number of famous residents including the artist known as Augustus John who lived in the town from 1927 until the passed away in 1961.
The parish church that is known as St Mary the Virgin is located not far from the High Street. The parish church was mainly built during 1150 and it features a number of typical characteristics that date back to the Norman times. The town of Fordingbridge is home to the local comprehensive that is known as Burgate School and this school is also a centre for sixth form education.