The Parish of Burton includes the village of Burton and the hamlets of Winkton, Bockhampton and Holfleet, all of which are separated by open farmland, and lies approximately 2 km to the north east of Christchurch along the historic and strategic route north between Christchurch and Ringwood. The earliest reference to the village comes from the twelfth century, but its name derives from Burhtun and is of the earlier Anglo Saxon period in origin. Older parts of the present village date back to the early eighteenth century.
There are many events & activities throughout the year, below is a small selection.
Burton Vets Day
This has become a major event in the village of Burton, Dorset and began in 2007. This special day was created to celebrate our veterans, to recognise the contribution they made to our lives, to our community and to pause and to reflect just for a few moments to consider our serving personnel.
For 25 years now Burton Youth Football has been growing and improving in stature as an excellent Village Club. Located in Burton near Christchurch Dorset, we play our home matches and have our training at the old Homefield School fields (now Winkton Fields) off of Stony Lane.