Friday, 14 July 2017

Old Photograph Church Swinton Scotland


Old photograph of cottages, houses and the Parish Churchin Swinton village located five miles South East of Duns in the Scottish Borders, Scotland. Swinton dates to the 11th century or earlier, and is associated with the Swinton family, who took their name from the settlement. In 1769, the village was re-designed and a market was created, now marked by the market cross. A parish church was built and still stands today. In the churchyard, the Swintons have their own burial enclosure. In 1843, the Free Church of Swinton was built, but in the 1900s the spire was removed and it became the local village hall.



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