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Swainston, Isle of Wight

Historical Description

Swainston, a manor in the Isle of Wight, 4 miles WSW of Newport. It was given in 826 by King Egbert to the Bishops of Winchester; continued with the bishops till the time of Edward I.; went then to the Crown; was given by Edward II. first to his sister Mary, next to his son Edward, afterwards Edward III.; passed in the latter's time to W. de Montacute; went afterwards to Warwick the king-maker, and to Margaret Pole, Countess of Salisbury; descended by marriage to the Barringtons; and passed in 1833 to the Simeons. The mansion on it is modern, but includes some early fragments.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


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