The earliest record of the building is from the ledger book c1300 as a property owned by one John King. By 1584 the property was known as "Kings" and included a brewhouse and yards. By 1635 it became known as the Swan.
Although the property was extended in the 19th century with the addition of the East & West wings, some of the original beams are still to be seen.
The Swan is a good example of the increase in property values. It was mortgaged for 400 in 1781, sold for 750 in 1830 and for 1,850 in 1895. (in 1789 it was let for 10 per year).