1) A low-lying piece of grass land subject to flooding.

1642 When wee used to mowe rownde aboute the Corne-Sikes, viz the balkes and swanges att the farre ende, that was accounted three dayworkes, Elmswell. Although it is generally a rare word it occurs frequently in one set of Bridlington records: 1636 the Mill Hill and swang

1668 for an incrochment ... Adjoyne upon the swange

1683 for plowing further into the swang then the bounder stones 2s 6d.

dates 1636 1642

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