Beckenham, New Zealand facts for kids
Fisher Avenue, Beckenham
|• Total||0.8773 km2 (0.3387 sq mi)|
|• Density||2,793.8/km2 (7,235.9/sq mi)|
Beckenham is an inner suburb of Christchurch, New Zealand, located three kilometres south of the city centre. The Heathcote River winds through this predominantly residential suburb, a section of which is often referred to locally as the "Beckenham Loop".
The suburb was named by Captain Stephen Fisher after the town in England. He eventually settled in the area in 1871 after retirement from naval duties. At one time a part of Beckenham was known as Fisherton and his house was built on what is now Fisher Avenue.
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