The Swan Hotel

The Tudway family leased and then owned and maintained the Swan Hotel for over a hundred years between 1769 and 1885. It may have served as accommodation and an entertainment venue for visitors to the family in Wells.

Related Talks & Resources

Talks and Resources connected to The Swan Hotel

These talks reveal the findings of historical research that connects The Swan Hotel to transatlantic slavery and considers the enduring legacies that exist today.

The People

People and families connected to The Swan Hotel

The Swan Hotel has a complex history involving individuals and families who were involved in the transatlantic slave trade. It’s important to acknowledge their role and remember the enslaved people impacted by their actions.
Portrait of Charles Tudway, MP.
The Tudway family were important politicians and significant landowners in Wells, as well as owners of enslaved Africans on their plantation in Antigua.

Explore More Buildings

Learn about other historic buildings connected to transatlantic slavery