Place:Twerton, Somerset, England

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NameTwerton
Alt namesTwivertonsource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeSuburb
Coordinates51.381°N 2.398°W
Located inSomerset, England
See alsoBath, Somerset, Englandcity of which Twerton is a suburb
Avon, Englandcounty in which City of Bath located 1974-1996
Bath and North East Somerset, Somerset, Englandunitary authority which took over from Avon on its abolition in 1996
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names


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Twerton is a suburb of the city of Bath, Somerset, England, situated to the west of the city, and home to the city's football club, Bath City.

Twerton is serviced by bus route 5, operated by First buses in the Bath area. For a time there was a duplicate Wessex Connect service, operating under the name Royal Bath. This was discontinued in the summer of 2013. Wessex Connect does still operate the circular route 20A/C (the suffixes denoting anticlockwise and clockwise services respectively), a route previously operated by First.

Twerton high street houses pubs, a minimarket, a new Morrisons local (as of autumn 2013) formerly Blockbuster, a bakery and two hairdressing salons.

The Whiteway housing estate is located in the south of the Twerton electoral ward.

History

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Twerton.

Research Tips

  • The Twerton GENUKI page gives dates of availability of parish records (births, marriages and deaths) and Poor Law Unions.
  • The Somerset Heritage Centre (incorporating what was formerly the Somerset Record Office and the Somerset Local Studies Library) can be found at its new location at Langford Mead in Taunton. It has an online search facility leading to pages of interest, including maps from the First and Second Ordnance Survey] (select Maps and Postcards from the list at the left, then enter the parish in the search box).
    The Heritage Centre has an email address: archives@somerset.gov.uk.
  • Old Maps Online has a further selection of local maps. Some of these do not expand sufficiently to identify rural places.
  • A History of Britain Online is a compilation of gazetteers which may provide more information about very small places which are missing from Wikipedia. In the case of Somerset it refers to A History of the County of Somerset by R. W. Dunning (editor), published as part of the Victoria County History series in 2006.
source: Family History Library Catalog
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