Twydall

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Twydall
Twydall is located in Kent
Twydall
Twydall
Twydall shown within Kent
Population 13,048 (2011.Ward)[1]
OS grid reference TQ800670
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town GILLINGHAM
Postcode district ME8
Dialling code 01634
Police Kent
Fire Kent
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Kent
51°22′26″N 0°35′08″E / 51.3739°N 0.5856°E / 51.3739; 0.5856Coordinates: 51°22′26″N 0°35′08″E / 51.3739°N 0.5856°E / 51.3739; 0.5856

Twydall is a suburb of Gillingham in Kent in south-east England. In 1998 responsibility for local government was transferred from Kent County Council to the newly created Unitary Authority of Medway,[2] The origin of the name Twydall is thought to mean "Two Parts" or "Double Portion" from the Old English twidǣl, but by 1240 it was written Twydele.[3] Two Palmerston forts were built in the area, Grange Redoubt and Woodlands Redoubt: the design used came to be known as the Twydall Profile.[4] Modern Twydall, is situated between the A2 and the railway line, but previously it stretched down to the Medway estuary to Sharp's Green and Eastcourt Meadows which are now part of the Riverside Country Park and crossed by the Saxon Shore Way. Many of the road names in Twydall are names after villages within Kent.

Lower Twydall is a distinct settlement to the north of Twydall.

Surrounding area[edit]

Towns in the surrounding area include Gillingham, Hempstead, Rainham, Lower Rainham and Rainham Mark.

Shops and miscellaneous[edit]

Shops in Twydall

Twydall carpets Card Gallery

Education[edit]

There are a number of schools serving the Twydall area, including:

• Danecourt School

Holy Trinity Church

Religion[edit]

There are a number of churches serving the Twydall area, including:

The Catholic Church, formerly on Beechings Way, closed some years ago and the congregation moved to St Thomas’ Church in Rainham

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Medway Ward population 2011". Retrieved 1 October 2015. 
  2. ^ "Medway Council – Local history: Medway in the 20th century 1901 – 2000". web.archive.org. 2009. Archived from the original on March 9, 2009. Retrieved 9 June 2012. 
  3. ^ Placenames of Kent Judith Glover 1976, 1982, 1992 Meresborough Books ISBN 978-0-905270-61-6.
  4. ^ Gulvin, K., Hughes, Q., "The Twydall Profile", Fort (Fortress Study Group), 1978, (5), pp75-85

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