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Sway, Hampshire

Historical Description

Sway, a parish in Hants, with a station on the L. & S.W.R., 95 miles from London, and 4 NW of Lymington. It has a post and money order office under Lymington; telegraph office, at the railway station. Acreage, 2208; population, 863. Sway House and Shirley Holmes are the chief residences. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Winchester; gross value, £160 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Winchester. The church is a plain structure of brick. There are Baptist and Wesleyan chapels.

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 
Civil parishBoldre 
Poor Law unionLymington 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Sway from the following:

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Hampshire (County Southampton) is available to browse.


Online maps of Sway are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Hampshire newspapers online:

Visitations Heraldic

The Visitations of Hampshire, 1530, 1575, & 1622-34 is available to view on the Heraldry page.

DistrictNew Forest
RegionSouth East
Postal districtSO41
Post TownLymington