Hurn shown within Dorset
|Population||468 (2001 Census)|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||South West England|
|List of places: UK • England • Dorset|
Hurn is a village in south east Dorset, England, situated between the River Stour and River Avon in the borough of Christchurch, five miles north east of Bournemouth town centre. The village has a population of 468 (2001). The village is the location of Bournemouth International Airport (originally RAF Hurn). It was served by rail from 1863 to 1935, and the station building and platform are extant and used as the Avon Causeway Hotel.
Hurn is listed in the Domesday Book, as Herne (in the Egheiete Hundred of Hantescire), and was later known in the 13th century as Hyrne and in the 14th century as Hurne. The name is derived from the old English "hyrne" which means a corner or disused part of a field, sometimes the land sectioned by an oxbow lake.