Pennington Parish Council  

Pennington Parish Council

Chairperson:  Steve Bertram
Pennington Parish Council meets every third 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.

 

 

 

 

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