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Twyford

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Description in 1871:
"TWYFORD, a parish, with a village and a chapelry, in Melton-Mowbray district, Leicester; 6 miles SSW of Melton-Mowbray r. station. Post town, Melton-Mowbray-Acres, 2,420. Real property, £4,539 Pop., 543. Houses, 114. The property is much subdivided. The living is a vicarage, annexed to Hungerton. The church was restored in 1849. There are a Wesleyan chapel, a national school, and charities £34."
John Marius WILSON's "Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales," 1870-72

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Census

  • The parish was in the Melton Mowbray sub-district of the Melton Mowbray Registration District.
     
  • The 1851 Census for Leicestershire has been indexed by the Leicestershire & Rutland Family History Society. The whole index is available on microfiche. The society has also published it in print.
     
  • In 1935, the parish was transferred to the Melton and Belvoir Registration District.
     
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
     
Census
Year
Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2299
1871 R.G. 10 / 3292
1891 R.G. 12 / 2543
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Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Andrew.
     
  • The church dates from prior to the 16th century.
     
  • The church was restored in 1840 and again in 1888.
     
  • The church seats 160.
     
  • Ashley DACE has a photograph of St. Andrew's Church on Geo-graph, taken in October, 2011.
     
  • John SUTTON also has a photograph of St. Andrew's Church on Geo-graph, taken in October, 2012.
     
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Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1508.
     
  • The church is in the rural deanery of Goscote (first portion).
     
  • The Wesleyan Methodist chapel was built in 1845.
     
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Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.
     
  • The parish was in the Melton Mowbray sub-district of the Melton Mowbray Registration District.
     
  • In 1935, the parish was transferred to the Melton and Belvoir Registration District.
     
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Description & Travel

Twyford is a village, a township and a parish which lie about 12 miles north-east of Leicester city and 6 miles south of Melton Mobray. The parish covers just over 1,200 acres, most of which was pasture for sheep and cattle.

If you are planning a visit:

  • By automobile, take the A606 motor road northwest out of Melton Mobray, heading for Nottingham.
     
  • Caution: there is also a Twyford village in Derbyshire.
     
You can see pictures of Twyford which are provided by:

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

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.

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Maps

  • See our Maps page for additional resources.
     

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK728101 (Lat/Lon: 52.683712, -0.924525), Twyford which are provided by:

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Names, Geographical

  • The parish derived its name from two fords over a small river which runs through the village.
     
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Politics & Government

  • The parish is in the ancient Framland Hundred in the eastern division of the county.
     
  • In April, 1936, the parish of Twyford was abolished and reformed to create Twyford and Thorpe Civil Parish with 1,205 acres.
     
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Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Melton Mowbray petty session hearings.
     
  • As a result of the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act, the parish became a part of the Melton Mowbray Poorlaw Union.
     
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Population

 Year Inhabitants
1801 397
1821 495
1841 478
1871 373
1881 426
1901 312
1931 282
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Schools

  • A Public Elementary School was built here in 1845 to hold up to 112 children.
     
  • "Bikeboy" also has a photograph of the Old School on Geo-graph, taken in April, 2015.
     
  • The village school has been converted to a residence.