"TWYFORD, a parish in the lower half of Fawley hundred, Winchester division of county Hants, 3¼ miles S. of Winchester, its post town and railway station. The village is situated on the river Itchin, and the Itchin navigation, near the line of the London and South Western railway. This place came from the Seymours to the Mildmays of Dogmersfield, and here was the Roman Catholic seminary in which Pope was educated. In the vicinity is Shipley House, an old mansion, where Dr. Franklin wrote his life whilst on a visit to Dr. Shipley. The living is a vicarage* in the diocese of Winchester, value £213, in the patronage of Emanuel College, Cambridge. The church, dedicated to St. Mary, has several stained glass windows, and has been recently restored. The interior contains a bust of Bishop Shipley, by Nollekens. In the churchyard is an extraordinary yew-tree. Twyford House, Brambridge House, Shawford House, and Twyford Lodge, are the principal residences. "
[From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) - transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]
The following book contains useful information about the history of Twyford and the surrounding area:
- "The Mildmay Family and the Marwell Estate 1744~1859: Transcripts of Various Documents Prepared for a Sale of Estate in 1859" (ISBN 1478150912) - this book has recently been published by Wayne Cronin-Wojdat.
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Twyford to another place.
You can see the administrative areas in which Twyford has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
- The entry for Twyford from British History Online.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SU487240 (Lat/Lon: 51.01323, -1.307545), Twyford which are provided by:
- Google Maps
- StreetMap (Current Ordnance Survey maps)
- Bing (was Multimap)
- OldMaps (Old Ordnance Survey maps.)
- Old Maps Online (Other old maps.)
- National Library of Scotland (Old Ordnance Survey maps)
- Vision of Britain (Click "Historical units & statistics" for administrative areas.)
- English Jurisdictions in 1851 (Unfortunately the LDS have removed the facility to enable us to specify a starting location, you will need to search yourself on their map.)
- Magic (Geographic information) (Click + on map if it doesn't show)
- GeoHack (Links to on-line maps and location specific services.)