Place:Twyford, Hampshire, England

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NameTwyford
Alt namesTuifordesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 125
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.017°N 1.317°W
Located inHampshire, England
See alsoFawley Hundred, Hampshire, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Winchester Rural, Hampshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1932
Winchester District, Hampshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


NOTE: There are seven places named Twyford in England. Verify your sources and insure you select the correct one.


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Twyford is a village and civil parish in Hampshire, England, approximately three miles south of Winchester and near the M3 motorway and Twyford Down. In 2001, the population of the parish was 1,456. The village lies on the River Itchen, which passes through nearby watermeadows, and has been important economically for its residents.

From medieval times, the river supported a very large number of water mills for grinding corn.

In 1932 the civil parish was divided into two with the new parish being named Colden Common.

Research Tips

  • Victoria County History of Hampshire, volume 3, chapter on Twyford.
  • GENUKI has a list of archive holders in Hampshire including the Hampshire Record Office, various museums in Portsmouth and Southhampton, the Isle of Wight Record Office and Archives.
  • The Hampshire Online Parish Clerk project has a large collection of transcriptions from Parish Registers across Hampshire.
  • A listing of all the Registration Districts in England and Wales since their introduction in 1837 together with tables listing the parishes that were part of each district and the time period covered, along with detailed notes on changes of parish name, mergers, etc. Do respect the copyright on this material.
  • The three-storey City Museum in Winchester covers the Iron Age and Roman periods, the Middle Ages, and the Victorian period.
  • Volumes in The Victoria County History Series are available for Hampshire through British History Online. There are three volumes and the county is covered by parishes within the old divisions of "hundreds".
A collection of maps on the A Vision of Britain through Time website illustrating the English county of Hampshire over the period 1832-1932 (the last two are expandible):
  • A group of maps of the post-1974 municipal districts or boroughs of Hampshire on Wikipedia Commons


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