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Twywell, Northamptonshire

Historical Description

Twywell, a parish, with a village, in Northamptonshire, 2½ miles W from Thrapston. It has a station on the branch of the M.R. from Kettering to Cambridge, and a post and money order office under Thrapston; telegraph office at the railway station. Acreage, 945; population, 472. There is a parish council consisting of seven members. The manor belongs to the Duke of Buccleuch. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Peterborough; gross value, £200 with residence. The church is an ancient building of stone, consisting of chancel, nave, S aisle, S porch, and an embattled tower. Some interesting Roman relics have been found in this parish, including a fine vase now in the British Museum.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyNorthamptonshire 
Ecclesiastical parishTwywell St. Nicholas 
Poor Law unionThrapston 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Church Records, in association with the Northamptonshire Record Office, have images of the Parish Registers and Bishop's Transcripts for Northamptonshire online.

Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Northamptonshire is available to browse.


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DistrictEast Northamptonshire
RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtNN14
Post TownKettering