Saturday, August 04, 2018

Swinton

Swinton Village
Swinton is a small village in the Scottish Borders. It is situated on the B6461and is about 5 miles from the small market town of Duns. Swinton, possibly named after the numerous wild boar in the area dates back to at least the 11th century.

The village is associated with the Swinton family who built and owned Swinton House and named themselves after the village. Swinton House is located about 1 mile west of the village. The original house was destroyed by fire in the late 18th century and was rebuilt in 1800.

In 1789 a market was created in the village and the parish church was built, where in the churchyard the Swinton family have their own burial enclosure.


Swinton Church

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