"SWINESHEAD, a parish in the hundred of Leightonstone, county Huntingdon, 3 miles south-west of Kimbolton, its post town, and 12 from Bedford. The village is on the Great Northern railway and a branch of the river Kym. It is nearly surrounded by Bedfordshire. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely, value £280. The church is dedicated to St. Nicholas."