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Norfolk: Swannington

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Swannington is about 9 miles N.W. of Norwich.
The name may also be spelled Swanington.


Mid-Norfolk Family History Society
Memorial Inscriptions of the Church and Churchyard of St Margaret, Swannington.
[Mid-Norfolk Family History Society, 2009]
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Cemeteries


See also Norfolk Parish Links: Censuses

Church Directories

Church History

Wortley, John Dixon
Swanningon: its church, rectors and history.
[Norwich, 1927]
Church of St Margaret
Description and picture.
Church of St Margaret
Description and pictures.
Church of St Margaret
Description and pictures.
Church of St Margaret
Services, etc.

Church Records

These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or Phillimore's Marriage Registers.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Church Records

Civil Registration

For the civil registration of births, marriages and deaths between 1837 and 1930 (and for the censuses from 1851 to 1901), Swannington was in St Faith's Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

Description and Travel

Swannington News
News, events, newsletter, parish council, etc.
History, church, school, maps, pictures, etc.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel


See also Norfolk Parish Links: Directories

Historical Geography

Swannington is in Eynsford Hundred.
Parish outline and location.
See Parish Map for Eynsford Hundred
Description of Eynsford Hundred
1845: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk

Land and Property

See Brandiston
Kelly, Geoffrey Ian
Swannington Hall: A history.
[Typescript in Norwich Local Studies Library, 1988]
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property


Modern and Historical Maps
Maps of the parish.

Military History

RAF Swannington was at Haveringland.

Military Records

See Norfolk Parish Links: Military Records

Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc


These figures are from the population tables which were produced after the 10-yearly national censuses. The "Families" heading includes families and single occupiers.

Year   Inhabited
Families Population
Year   Inhabited
Families Population

There may be more people living in detached parts of the parish (if there were any) and, if so, the number may or may not be included in the figures above. It is quite difficult to be sure from the population tables.

1861 Census
"ST. FAITHS. The decrease of population in most of the parishes comprised in the District of St. Faiths is attributed to the migration of labourers and their families to the manufacturing districts."
1901 Census
"Including Upgate."


Swannington School
Description, pictures, etc.

Voting Registers

See Norfolk Parish Links: Voting Registers

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November 2014