Swainswick  Somerset


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Swainswick like this:

SWAINSWICK, a parish, with a village, in Bath district, Somerset; 3 miles NNE of Bath r. station. Post town, Bath. Acres, 845. Real property, £4,160. Pop., 632. Houses, 131. The property is subdivided. The manor-house was the birthplace of Prynne, whose ears were cut off by Land. Solsbury British camp, 600 feet above sea-level, is near the village. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells. Value, £220* Patron, Oriel College, Oxford. The church is Norman and good. There is a parochial school.

Swainswick through time

Swainswick is now part of Bath and North East Somerset district. Click here for graphs and data of how Bath and North East Somerset has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Swainswick itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Swainswick in Bath and North East Somerset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 18th January 2022

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