Swaton is both a village and parish 9 miles south-east of Sleaford, lying just west of the ancient Roman Car Dyke. Helpringham and Scredington parishes border on the north, Spanby and Threckingham to the west and Horbling parish is to the south. The area of the parish is just under 3,300 acres and includes about 940 acres of Fen land extending nearly 3 miles east of the village.
If you are planning a visit:
To get to the village, take the A52 trunk road west from Boston, then turn right onto the B1394, which runs through the the village.
The name Swaton is from the Old English Swafa+tun, or "village of a man named Swafa". It appeared as Svavetone in the 1086 Domesday Book. [A. D. Mills, "A Dictionary of English Place-Names," Oxford University Press, 1991]