Swainswick, a parish, with a village, in Somerset, 8 miles NNE of Bath station on the G.W.R. It has a post office under Bath; money order and telegraph office, Bath. Acreage, 835; population, 629. There is a parish council consisting of five members. The manor-house was the birthplace of Prynne, whose ears were cut off by Laud. Solsbury British camp, 600 feet above sea-level, is near the village. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells; gross value, £250 with residence. Patron, Oriel College, Oxford. The church is Norman and good.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Swainswick St. Mary|
|Poor Law union||Bath|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
Ancestry.co.uk, in association with Somerset Archives & Local Studies, have images of the Parish Registers for Somerset online.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Swainswick from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Swainswick (St. Mary))
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Somerset papers online:
- Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette
- Taunton Courier, and Western Advertiser
- Western Gazette
- Wells Journal
- Somerset County Gazette
The Visitation of Somersetshire, 1623 is available on the Heraldry page.