Swampton was a settlement in the Domesday Book, in the hundred of Kingsclere and the county of Hampshire.

It had a recorded population of 5 households in 1086, putting it in the smallest 20% of settlements recorded in Domesday. 1

Original entry for Swampton in the Domesday Book.


SWAMPTON, a tything, in the parish of Bourne, union of Whitchurch, hundred of Evingar, Kingsclere and N. divisions of the county of Southampton; containing 225 inhabitants.2


The tithing of Swampton lies in a valley a mile north-west of St. Mary Bourne. It has since 1723 been the site of the parochial schools which for many years stood on what is known as Swampton Green.3

The old school at Swampton4

  1. https://opendomesday.org/place/SU4150/swampton/ ↩︎
  2. ‘Swampton – Swayfield’, in A Topographical Dictionary of England, ed. Samuel Lewis (London, 1848), pp. 283-286. British History Online http://www.british-history.ac.uk/topographical-dict/england/pp283-286 [accessed 22 November 2023]. ↩︎
  3. ‘Parishes: St. Mary Bourne’, in A History of the County of Hampshire: Volume 4, ed. William Page (London, 1911), pp. 295-299. British History Online http://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/hants/vol4/pp295-299 [accessed 15 November 2023]. ↩︎
  4. Original image from Clive Wedge. This version has been edited to remove the people that were in it ↩︎