Swanland Heritage Centre is located in the historic Institute building by the pond in the centre of the village. Inside there is an exhibition display, illustrating aspects of the village’s history, together with a small library and a growing archive of maps, photographs and documentary records of local significance. An addition this year is a time-line display showing events in the village over two centuries.
Swanland has several links to historical events of national and local importance, respective lords of the manor having been involved, for example, in the signing of the Magna Carta in 1215 and the Battle of Agincourt in 1415. The later influence of the Todd and Reckitt families, and of other businessmen who made their homes in the village, is still apparent today.
Swanland Heritage Centre is the ideal place to start the Swanland Audio Tour, which can be downloaded from: http://swanlandheritage.info/406.html, and takes visitors past 18th century cottages, a 17th century Minister’s house, and a Georgian chapel, giving information about the residents who lived and worked in this lovely picturesque village over the years.
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