Lymington and Pennington

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Lymington and Pennington is an administrative area formed in 1974 in the New Forest district of Hampshire, England. It covers the historical settlements of Pennington village and Lymington Town, as well as smaller hamlets, and newer residential areas.

Lymington and Pennington Town Council[edit]

Lymington River
Pennington marshes, Salt boiling houses

A parish council (which has chosen to call itself a Town Council so that it may have a Mayor rather than a Council Chairman) is elected by residents of the Lymington and Pennington administrative area.

Local Government Elections[edit]

The whole Lymington and Pennington administrative area can elect one County Councillor to Hampshire County Council.[1]

For New Forest District Council elections (as well as local parish elections), Lymington is split into Lymington Town and Buckland such that there are three wards in total:

Ward name Key Statistics, Census 2011 Seats on New Forest District Council Seats on local parish council
Pennington: Population: 6,060

Households: 2,676

2 6
- Lymington Town Population: 5,884

Households: 3,006

2 6
- Buckland Population: 3,501

Households: 1,638

1 3

Physical Geography[edit]

In the latter half of the twentieth century, there was rapid residential development across parts of the farmland that separate Pennington village from Lymington Town. Some of the physical boundary between Pennington and Lymington, being the stream that issues from Yaldhurst Copse, became less visible due to this development but in these parts the boundary is also made obvious by the valley through which the stream runs.


The histories of Lymington Town and Pennington village are documented on their separate pages.