Parish church of the Assumption
Twyford shown within Buckinghamshire
|Population||566 (2011 Census)|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||South East England|
|Website||Twyford Parish Council|
Twyford is a village and civil parish in the Aylesbury Vale district of Buckinghamshire, England. It is about 2 miles (3 km) west of Steeple Claydon and 4 miles (6.4 km) northeast of Bicester in Oxfordshire.
The village has a Church of England parish church, a URC chapel and a Church of England primary school. There is one public house, one general store and Post Office called Grange Stores, and a Chinese, Thai and English takeaway called Lucky Star.
The Church of England parish church of the Assumption of the Blesséd Virgin Mary is 12th-century, with four-bay 13th-century nave arcades and a 14th-century west tower. Monuments in the church include a large baroque one in the south aisle commemorating Richard Wenman, 1st Viscount Wenman.
The tower has a ring of six bells. The fifth bell was cast by an unidentified bellfounder in about 1599. W&J Taylor cast the treble bell in 1828 at their then foundry in Oxford. William Blew and Sons of Birmingham cast the fourth bell in 1869. Gillett & Johnston of Croydon cast the treble, second and third bells in 1907. There is also a Sanctus bell that was cast in about 1699.
Twyford Church of England School is a mixed, voluntary controlled infants' school for the 4–9 age range. The school once taught as few as 25 pupils, but has since recovered to its highest class numbers ever, at just over 60.
Two brothers who achieved high episcopal office, Euseby Cleaver (1746-1819), Archbishop of Dublin, and William Cleaver (1742-1815), Bishop of Bangor, were born in Twyford, where their father was headmaster of the local boys school.
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