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Shops at Poulner
Poulner is located in Hampshire
Poulner shown within Hampshire
OS grid reference SU166055
Civil parish
  • Ringwood
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town RINGWOOD
Postcode district BH24 3
Dialling code 01425
Police Hampshire
Fire Hampshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament
List of places
50°50′55″N 1°45′54″W / 50.8485°N 1.7649°W / 50.8485; -1.7649Coordinates: 50°50′55″N 1°45′54″W / 50.8485°N 1.7649°W / 50.8485; -1.7649

Poulner (pronounced "Powner") is a small village in the civil parish of Ringwood in the New Forest district, in Hampshire, England. It is in the civil parish of Ellingham, Harbridge and Ibsley. It is 0.5 miles (0.80 km) east from the town centre of Ringwood.

Poulner is recorded as Polenore in 1300, Polenoure in 1327, Pulnore in 1410, and Powner in 1682.[1] The origin of the name is uncertain, but the second element "ora" or "ofer" means "bank, slope", and the first element might be "polleie" meaning the popular herb "pennyroyal".[1]

Nowadays Poulner is a suburb of Ringwood. Poulner has two primary schools,[2][3] a Scout group,[4] and an amateur dramatics society called Poulner Players.[5]

The site of Royal Air Force Station Ibsley, in use during World War II, is located on the outskirts of Poulner to the north. This site has later been used for motor-racing as Ibsley Circuit and today is a quarry lake area.


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