Twyford, a village and an ecclesiastical parish on the banks of Loddon Water, in the civil parish of Hurst, Berks, on the G.W.R., at the junction of the branch to Henley, 5 miles ENE of Reading. There is a post, money order, and telegraph office (R.S.O.), and a station on the railway. The manor belongs to Lord Braybrooke. The living is a vicarage-in the diocese of Oxford; gross value, £340 with residence, in the gift of the Bishop of Oxford. The church, built in 1846, is a building of flint in the Early English style. There are Congregational and Reformed Wesleyan chapels. Th& charities include a school endowment, almshouses for six persons, and small sums distributed in money and clothing.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Poor Law union||Wokingham|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The register dates from the year 1847.
Church of England
St. Mary (parish church)
The church of St. Mary is a building of flint in the Early English style, consisting of five bays, aisles, north porch and south western tower containing 8 bells, 6 of which were added in 1913 at a cost of £700: the church was built in 1846, chiefly at the cost of the late Rev. A. A. Cameron, vicar of Hurst, and Miss Currey; a new north aisle was added in 1883 at a cost of £1,993: the church was restored and enlarged in 1908-10, at the cost of £4,800: there are 400 sittings.
There is a Congregational chapel, erected in 1897 with 200 sittings.
Reformed Wesleyan Chapel
There is a Reformed Wesleyan chapel, erected in 1853.
Twyford was in Wokingham Registration District from 1894 to 1974
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Twyford from the following:
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Berkshire is available to browse.
Online maps of Twyford are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Berkshire papers online:
The Visitations of Berkshire 1532, 1566, and 1665-6 is available online.