Sway

settlement
parish:
county:
coords:
Sway
Hampshire
SZ2798
refce: HANTSLOC.t

Sway
otherwise: Sueia , 1086; Sweia , 1227; Sweye , 1248

refce: Coates 1989
SWAY, modern parish carved out of Boldre
Possibly Old English 'swaeth'='track', surviving in a Normanized form, which would not be surprising close to a centre of the royal court's activity like the New Forest. Ekwall suggests a river name (for 'Avon Water'; this name is entirely modern) deriving from Old English 'swege'='sounding', but this seems a bit weak.

old map
Sway
Shown on an old map by Harrison 1788
- settlement, hamlet - Christ Church Hundred - Hampshire
Period - 1780s
refce: Harrison 1788
( HAR1SZ29.jpg )

old map
Sway
Shown on an old map by Badeslade 1742
- settlement, village - Hampshire
Period - 1740s
refce: Badeslade 1742

old map
Sway
Shown on an old map by Morden 1695
- settlement, village - Christchurch Hundred - Hampshire
Period - 1690s-1720s
refce: Morden 1695
( MRD2SZ29.jpg )

domesday
Sveia
Listed in Domesday Book
- Bovere Hundred - Hantescire - Romsey Abbey - Romsey parish: - Hampshire
Period - 11th century
refce: Domesday Book 1086 (15.5)
TERRA AECCL~AE DE ROMESYG ... Ipsa abbatia ten. una~ hida~ et tenuit se~p in SVEIA ...

domesday
Suei
Listed in Domesday Book
- Bovre Hundred - Hantescire
Period - 11th century
refce: Domesday Book 1086 (NF9.45)
IN FORESTA NOVA et CIRCA EA~ ... EDMVND ten. in SVEI una~ hid~ . Algar tenuit de rege E ...

domesday
Suie
Listed in Domesday Book
- Bovre Hundred - Hantescire
Period - 11th century
refce: Domesday Book 1086 (NF3.2 & NF3.3)
IN FORESTA NOVA et CIRCA EA~ ... Ipse com~ ten. in SVEI una~ hida et Falcoin de eo . Alured tenuit in paragio ...
Ipse com~ h~t in SVEI una~ hid~ et Nigel de eo . Durand tenuit in paragio ...

domesday
Suei
Listed in Domesday Book
- Rodedic Hundred - Hantscire
Period - 11th century
refce: Moody 1862 (Domesday)

domesday
Sueia
Listed in Domesday Book
- Bovre Hundred - Hantscire
Period - 11th century
refce: Moody 1862 (Domesday)

Hampshire Gazetteer - JandMN: 2001