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Swarraton, Hampshire

Historical Description

Swarraton, a parish in Hants, 4 miles NNW of Alresford station on the L. & S.W.R. Post town, Alresford. Acreage, 755; population of the civil parish, 127; of the ecclesiastical, 430. The Grange is the seat of Lord Ashburton. The living is a rectory, united with Northington vicarage, in the diocese of Winchester; gross value, £300 with residence. Patron, Lord Ashburton. The church was pulled down in 1851, and has not been rebuilt The church at Northington serves the two parishes.

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


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyHampshire 
Poor Law unionAlresford 

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Land and Property

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RegionSouth East
Postal districtSO24
Post TownAlresford