Swainston, Isle of Wight
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
Online maps of Swainston are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)