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Twyford, Hampshire

Historical Description

Twyford, a village and a parish in Hants. The village stands on the river Itchen, with a station on the L. & S.W.R., 68 miles from London. There is a post, money order, and telegraph office under Winchester. The parish includes Hazeley hamlet and part of Shawford. Acreage, 4230; population of the civil parish, 1452; of the ecclesiastical, 1004. There is a parish council consisting of nine members. Twyford House, a handsome brick mansion in the Elizabethan style, is the chief residence. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Winchester; net value, £200 with residence. The church of St Mary was entirely rebuilt in 1878, and is an edifice of stone. There is a Free Methodist chapel. The poet Pope attended a school in the village.

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 CountyHampshire 
Ecclesiastical parishTwyford St. Mary 
Poor Law unionWinchester 

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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Visitations Heraldic

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RegionSouth East
Postal districtSO21
Post TownWinchester