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Local Studies at New Milton Library

The local studies collection at New Milton Library covers the area adjacent to the town and part of Dorset.
For many types of material covering the area the main collection is held at Lymington Library.

Newspapers & Periodicals

  • Lymington Times 3 month file.
  • New Milton Advertiser 3 month file.
  • Lymington Historical Record Society Minutes 1955-61

Directories and Registers

  • Christchurch 1969, 1972-73
  • Bournemouth and Poole 1959, 1969, 1971
  • Weymouth 1972
  • Southampton 1967
  • Lymington and District 1955 (NB. This item is in poor condition).
  • Trade Directories are available on microfiche for the years 1784-1884


  • New Milton holds a large collection of Ordnance Survey Maps covering the town and adjacent areas in the following scales 6” to one mile, 25” inches to one mile and 50” to one mile.
  • Copy of Map of New Milton during World War Two showing Civil Defence precautions  
  • Local Airfields Maps for 1944
  • Goad Maps of New Milton Town Centre for the 1980s-90s
  • Modern Ordnance Survey Land Ranger and Explorer Series available in main library.

Census and International Genealogical Index

  • Census Indexes for 1881-1901
  • Census Hampshire Report 1991
  • Hampshire Genealogical Society Census Indexes
  • International Genealogical Index for Hampshire, Dorset and Wiltshire

Parish Registers


  • File of notes and reminiscences about life in New Milton in the past-includes details of shops, buildings, streets, etc. written in the 1970s
  • Information folder concerning coastal erosion
  • Cuttings, articles and reports concerning Barton cliffs and ChristchurchBay

Council Minutes and Agenda

  • Copies of recent New Forest District Council Minutes are kept.


  • 7 public computers
  • free internet
  • colour printing
  • scanner
  • photocopying - colour, black and white, A4, A3 and double-sided
  • DVDs, CDs, audio books
  • Drop-in facilities for HCC staff


  • hearing loop
  • equal access toilet
  • parking available - 1 designated bay for Blue Badge holders
  • wheelchair access into building

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New Milton Library

Gore Road
New Milton, BH25 6RW
tel 0845 6035631 call charges

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Opening hours

Monday 9am – 5pm
Tuesday 9am – 5pm
Wednesday closed
Thursday 9am – 7pm
Friday 9am – 5pm
Saturday 9am – 1pm
Sunday Closed

Closed on Public Holidays