The Civic Parish of Swainswick lies just to the north of Bath, between the city and the county boundary with South Gloucestershire. Nestling in a valley overlooked by Solsbury
Hill it borders the Woolley Valley in the west and runs North to the Gloucestershire border. Though large in area, the Parish has fewer than 270 residents, who live mainly in the villages of Swainswick and Tadwick. The Parish lies adjacent to the Parish of Charlcombe and is close to the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Administratively, Swainswick forms part of the Bathavon North Ward of Bath & North East Somerset (B&NES).
Important facilities in the adjacent parish of Charlecombe include Lansdown Park and Ride, Bath Race Course, Lansdown Golf Club, Walcot Rugby Club and Larkhall Sports Club. To the north of the Parish, Sir Bevil Grenville’s monument commemorates the Battle of Lansdown (5 July 1643) fought between the Royalists and Parliamentarians.
The Parish of Swainswick has no shops or surgeries but its school, Swainswick Primary, has an excellent reputation. On all other counts the parish is sufficiently close to the city to be well-served.
There is one church located within the Parish: St Mary the Virgin. On the first Friday of every month it hosts ‘Pub Swainswick’ 6.30pm to 8.30pm. All are welcome!
Please note that Swainswick is a civil Parish and Swainswick Parish Council has no involvement of the administration of the church within the Parish. For any information, including times of services, please contact the church office.