His Royal Highness
The Duke of Edinburgh

10th June 1921 – 9th April 2021

It is with great sadness that Pennington Parish Council acknowledge the death of His Royal Highness Prince Phillip The Duke of Edinburgh. We send the sincere condolences of the Parish Council to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth and the Royal Family for their loss.

Due to Covid restrictions, we are not able to open a book of condolence but we are directing you to the Buckingham Palace condolence page at:


During the current public health situation, the Royal household is asking the public not to lay floral tributes and as such, we are asking residents to respect this request and not lay floral tributes in public areas around the parish.

Instead, we ask that you consider making a donation to one of His Royal Highness’ charities
(some that have strong connections to Cumbria such as The Outward Bound Trust)
or a charity of your choice.

The funeral will take place on Saturday 17th April 2021 and will be televised with a national silence at 3pm. We hope that you will join in paying respects to His Royal Highness by observing this moment of silence.

Pennington Parish Council

Chairperson:  Steve Bertram
Pennington Parish Council meets every second Monday of the month,  except for August.
Meetings are held at the Parish Rooms and start at 7.00pm.
Members of  public are always welcome to join the meetings



Pennington is a rural parish with a population of 2,008 people on the Furness Peninsula in the county of  Cumbria.  Before 1974 it was part of Lancashire.  The parish of  Pennington is 1 mile west of the small market town of Ulverston and 7 miles north east of the larger industrial town of Barrow.

There are various hamlets in the parish, including Carkettle, Cross-a-Moor, Harlock, Horace, Holebiggerah, Rathmoss, and Walthwaite.

Swarthmoor is the largest village and was named after its location on the Swarth ( sweart meaning black) Moor, and was formerly a marsh covered moorland.  Situated on the outskirts of the village is Swarthmoor Hall, where in 1652 George Fox founded the Quaker movement.

Loppergarth is a smaller village whose name derives from its origins as a leper colony.





Map of the Parish

Boundaries of Pennington Parish