|1 Old Times revisited in the Parish and Borough of Lymington Edward King
Pub: 1879 [2nd Edition reprinted 1976]The original standard work on the history of Lymington dating from 1879; provides the source material for much of modern study dating from 1900.
|2 Lymington Index Arthur Lloyd [Index and Bibliography to Old Times revisited]
Pub: Buckland Trust 1992Comprehensive index and bibliography to both Old Times revisited and A Walk though Lymington.
|3 History of Lymington C P Jones
Pub: Chas T King of Lymington 1930A standard work on the history of Lymington dating from 1930
|4 A Walk though Lymington Edward King
Pub: Ensign Publications 1972 [2nd Revised Edition 1990]A more modern work on the history of Lymington, based on Old Times revisited and updated in 1990 by David and Janet Irvine.
|5 Lymington: An Illustrated history Jude James
Pub: Dovecote Press 2007The current standard work on the history of Lymington – a vade mecum.
|6 The Story of Lymington Robert Coles
Pub: Local Heritage Books 1983A brief history of Lymington: its people and events. Quick and easy.
|7 Lymington: A Pictorial Past Brian J Down
Pub: 1991A wide-ranging review, in words and pictures, of 74 ‘episodes’ of Lymington’s past.
|8 Lymington High Street Then and Now Robert Coles
Pub: Brown & Son 1984The occupants of Lymington’s High Street, tracked from 1840 to 1984; with old photographs and equivalent modern line drawings.
|9 Then and Now: Lymington and Pennington Brian J Down
Pub: 2003Comparative collection of old pictures and modern views.
|10 Lymington through Time Jude James and Roland Stott
Pub: Amberly Publishing 2012Comprehensive illustrated history, based on old pictures and comparative modern equivalents in colour.
|11 Lymington in old picture postcards Brian J Down
Pub: European Library 1985Lymington in old picture postcards: with commentaries.
|12 An Album of Old Lymington and Milford on Sea Chris Hobby
Pub: Ensign Publications 1989Old Lymington and Milford on Sea in old picture postcards: with commentaries.
|13 Lymington: A History & Celebration Jude James
Pub: Francis Frith Collection 2005Another comprehensive illustrated history of Lymington by Jude James, using historical photographs from the Francis Frith Collection together with additional modern photographs from the author.
|14 So you think you know? Lymington
Pub: Francis Frith Collection 2005A fun quiz book! A treasure trove of local facts and trivia, using historical photographs from the Francis Frith Collection.
|15 The River is within us: A Maritime History of Lymington Jean Chitty
Pub: Belhaven 1983A thematic maritime history of Lymington, including oral testimony from a hundred local characters and personalia.
|16 Lymington – steeped in history Brian J Down
Pub: Buckland Trust 1989Colour photographs and historical snippets; some interesting commercial advertisements.
|17 The Salterns of the Lymington Area Arthur Lloyd
Pub: Buckland Trust 1996A history of coastal salt production in the Lymington area from Domesday onwards.
|18 The Church in Lymington Charles Bostock and Edward Hapgood
Pub: Chas T King of Lymington 1930Ecclesiastical history of Lymington Church and All Saints. Research from Old Times revisited and other sources.
|19 The Hand-Book for the Town of Lymington
Pub: R.King of Lymington 1849Rare early Town Guide to Lymington including a map of the environs of the town and Forest.
|20 Wellworthy – The first fifty years
Privately Published: Wellworthy 1969Company history, detailing the growth of Wellworthy from its humble foundation in 1919.
| The above ‘Top Twenty Books on Lymington’ is the personal choice of Ray Mayes – a member of the Society.
Copies may be available in the Lymington Library, The Christopher Tower Reference Library in
|Also of interest:
Historical leaflets on Lymington
1 Historic Lymington Town Trails: Salt, Smuggling, Shipbuilding, Sailing Ray Mayes and Alan Rowe
Three walking trails providing an introduction to historic Lymington; with text, mapping and artwork.
2 Lymington Blue Plaque Trail Ray Mayes and Alan Rowe
Walking trail following the 13 Blue Plaques around Lymington (from the Town Quay to Stanford Road), commemorating sites of historical interest; with text, mapping and artwork.