Description and amenities
The village has a church, health centre, library, a primary school and a golf course. To the west are the 12th-century ruins of Pennard Castle.
Pennard Golf Club
Pennard Golf Club is an 18-hole golf course known as the "links in the sky" due to its lofty views over the coast and Pennard Sand Dunes. Described variously as "intimidating" and only second in beauty to the Langland Bay Golf Club, the club invited golf architect Tom Doak to rebuild and redesign its bunkers in 2015.
St Mary's Churches
The parish church of Pennard, St Mary's, post dates an earlier medieval church of the same name near to Pennard Castle. The older church was abandoned in the 1500s and only the foundations remain. The newer church was restored in 1847 and a porch added. Inside the church there is a Jacobean pulpit and font cover, as well as some 18th-century wall tablets. The church became Grade II listed in 1964.
The poets Vernon Watkins (1906–1967), Harri Webb (1920–1994) and Nigel Jenkins (1949–2014) are buried in the churchyard.
The Pennard community (civil parish) includes the nearby villages of Southgate and Kittle. It elects a Community council of fourteen members. It made the Swansea news in 2013 when the chairman resigned in the January, after other councillors expressed concerns about the running of the council.
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