Swayfield is both a village and parish which lies just north of Castle Bytham parish, 96 miles north of London and 16 miles north of Stamford. Swinstead parish lies to the east across the West Glen River. The West Glen River runs along the east boundary of the parish. The parish covers just over 1,530 acres.
If you are planning a visit:
By automobile, the village lies just east of the A1 trunk road and south of the A151 arterial road.
The name derives from the Old English Swaethfeld or "open land with swathes (tracks)," and is listed in the 1086 Domesday Book as Suafeld, and in 1206 as Swathefeld. [A. D. Mills, "A Dictionary of English Place-Names," Oxford University Press, 1991]
The name is also found in many old records without the "Y", as in Swafield.