Twyford, Buckinghamshire

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Parish church of the Assumption
Twyford is located in Buckinghamshire
Twyford shown within Buckinghamshire
Population 566 (2011 Census)[1]
OS grid reference SP6626
Civil parish
  • Twyford
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Buckingham
Postcode district MK18
Dialling code 01296
Police Thames Valley
Fire Buckinghamshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament
Website Twyford Parish Council
List of places
BuckinghamshireCoordinates: 51°55′55″N 1°02′06″W / 51.932°N 1.035°W / 51.932; -1.035

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.

Twyford's toponym is derived from the Old English for "double ford". It is a common name in England.

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.

Parish church[edit]

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.[2] 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.[3] W&J Taylor cast the treble bell in 1828 at their then foundry in Oxford.[3] William Blew and Sons of Birmingham cast the fourth bell in 1869.[3] Gillett & Johnston of Croydon cast the treble, second and third bells in 1907.[3] There is also a Sanctus bell that was cast in about 1699.[3]

The church is a Grade I listed building.[2]


The Crown Inn

Twyford's one public house is The Crown Inn.[4] There used to be three, but both The Red Lion and The Seven Stars were closed and converted in the past 15 years.[when?]

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.[citation needed]

Notable residents[edit]

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.


  1. ^ "Area: Twyford (Parish): Key Figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Church of St Mary". National Heritage List for England. English Heritage. 13 July 1966. Retrieved 24 July 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "Twyford Assumption of The BVM". Dove's Guide for Church Bell Ringers. Central Council of Church Bell Ringers. Retrieved 24 July 2013. 
  4. ^ The Crown Inn, Twyford

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