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"TWYFORD parish, 4 miles W.N.W. of Reepham, has only 94 souls, and 529 acres of land, mostly the property of Colonel Henry Packe, the lord of the manor, who resides at Twyford Hall, a neat mansion, with pleasant grounds. The Church (St. Nicholas) is a rectory, valued in the King's Book at £4. 19s. 9½d., and now having 12A. of glebe, and a yearly rent of £155, awarded in 1838, in lieu of tithes. It was augmented with £200 of Queen Anne's Bounty, in 1792, and is in the patronage and incumbency of the Rev. John Spurgeon, M.A. " [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]



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Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Sparham, in the archdeaconry of Norwich.
    It could have been in a different deanery or archdeaconry both before and after this date.
  • The parish church is dedicated to St Nicholas.

Church History

Church of St Nicholas
Description and pictures.
Church of St Nicholas
Services, etc.

Church Records

These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or Phillimore's Marriage Registers.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Church Records


Civil Registration

For the civil registration of births, marriages and deaths between 1837 and 1930 (and for the censuses from 1851 to 1901), Twyford was in Mitford and Launditch Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration


Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

Twyford is in Eynsford Hundred.

Parish outline and location.
See Parish Map for Eynsford Hundred
Description of Eynsford Hundred
1845: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk

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Land and Property

Great Britain: Statute
Bintry and Twyford Inclosure Act, 1795.
An act for dividing, allotting, and inclosing the whole-year lands, brecks, common fields, half-year or shack lands, commons and waste grounds, within the parishes of Bintry and Twyford, in the county of Norfolk.
[Independently printed edition of the act, 1795]

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property


Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.



These figures are from the population tables which were produced after the 10-yearly national censuses. The "Families" heading includes families and single occupiers.

Year   Inhabited
Families Population
1801 13 16 53
1811   9 19 68
1821 13 13 82
1831 14 15 82
1841 18 -- 94
1851 16 -- 84
Year   Inhabited
Families Population
1861 14 -- 60
1871 17 17 89
1881 16 16 58
1891 17 17 92
1901 13 14 56
1911 -- 15 52

There may be more people living in detached parts of the parish (if there were any) and, if so, the number may or may not be included in the figures above. It is quite difficult to be sure from the population tables.