Place:Swarraton, Hampshire, England

TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.129°N 1.189°W
Located inHampshire, England
See alsoBountisborough Hundred, Hampshire, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Micheldever Hundred, Hampshire, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Alresford Rural, Hampshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1932
Northington, Hampshire, Englandparish into which it was absorbed in 1932
Winchester District, Hampshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog
the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

Swarraton is a small village in the Winchester District or City of Winchester of Hampshire. It lies three miles (5 km) from New Alresford covers an acreage of 755 acres (3.06 km2). Its nearest railway station is in New Alresford, on the Mid-Hants section of the London and South Western Railway.

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Swarraton from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"SWARRATON, a parish in Alresford [registration] district, Hants; 3 miles NNW of Alresford [railway] station. Post town: Alresford. Acres: 743. Real property: £892. Population: 100. Houses: 22. The Grange is the seat of Lord Ashburton. The living is a rectory, united with Northington, in the diocese of Winchester. Value: £110. Patron: Lord Ashburton."

Swarraton was abolished when the parish was absorbed into the neighbouring parish of Northington in 1932, but following the advent of Winchester District in 1974 the larger parish was renamed Northington and Swarraton.

Research Tips

  • Victoria County History of Hampshire, volume 3, chapter on Swarraton.
  • GENUKI has a list of archive holders in Hampshire including the Hampshire Record Office, various museums in Portsmouth and Southhampton, the Isle of Wight Record Office and Archives.
  • The Hampshire Online Parish Clerk project has a large collection of transcriptions from Parish Registers across Hampshire.
  • A listing of all the Registration Districts in England and Wales since their introduction in 1837 together with tables listing the parishes that were part of each district and the time period covered, along with detailed notes on changes of parish name, mergers, etc. Do respect the copyright on this material.
  • The three-storey City Museum in Winchester covers the Iron Age and Roman periods, the Middle Ages, and the Victorian period.
  • Volumes in The Victoria County History Series are available for Hampshire through British History Online. There are three volumes and the county is covered by parishes within the old divisions of "hundreds".
A collection of maps on the A Vision of Britain through Time website illustrating the English county of Hampshire over the period 1832-1932 (the last two are expandible):
  • A group of maps of the post-1974 municipal districts or boroughs of Hampshire on Wikipedia Commons
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