Swainswick, Somerset Family History Guide

Swainswick is an Ancient Parish in the county of Somerset.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1557
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1602

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Adjacent Parishes

  • Langridge
  • Weston
  • Walcot St Saviour
  • Batheaston
  • Bathwick with Woolley
  • Charlcombe
  • Cold Ashton
  • Bathampton

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

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.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].


County: Somerset
Civil Registration District: Bath
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Bath and Wells (Episcopal Consistory)
Diocese: Bath and Wells
Rural Deanery: Bath
Poor Law Union: Bath
Hundred: Bath Forum
Province: Canterbury