Twyford, Norfolk

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Twyford
St Nicholas, Twyford, Norfolk - geograph.org.uk - 321092.jpg
St Nicholas's Church, Twyford
Twyford is located in Norfolk
Twyford
Twyford
Location within Norfolk
Area2.13 km2 (0.82 sq mi)
Population26 (2001 census)
• Density12/km2 (31/sq mi)
OS grid referenceTG 016 245
Civil parish
  • Twyford
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Historic countyNorfolk
Post townDEREHAM
Postcode districtNR20
PoliceNorfolk
FireNorfolk
AmbulanceEast of England
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52°46′50″N 0°59′16″E / 52.78042°N 0.98770°E / 52.78042; 0.98770Coordinates: 52°46′50″N 0°59′16″E / 52.78042°N 0.98770°E / 52.78042; 0.98770

Twyford is a hamlet and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. It is situated on the A1067 road, some 12 km (7.5 mi) south-east of the town of Fakenham and 28 km (17 mi) north-west of the city of Norwich.[1]

The civil parish has an area of 2.13 km2 (0.82 sq mi) and in the 2001 census had a population of 26 in 14 households. At the 2011 Census the population remained less than 100 and was included in the civil parish of Guist. For the purposes of local government, the parish falls within the Upper Wensum Ward of Breckland District Council and the Elmham and Mattishall Division of Norfolk County Council.

The name Twyford derives from the Anglo Saxon and means 'double ford'. There are several other places called Twyford.

Twyford Hall is a Grade II listed 17th-century country house, situated on the A1067 to the north of the hamlet.[2]

St Nicholas's Church dates from Saxon times with a tower and porch from 1732 and later remodelling. The church is run as part of the heart of Norfolk group of rural parishes, with clergy based in North Elmham.[3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Ordnance Survey (1999). OS Explorer Map 238 - East Dereham & Aylsham. ISBN 0-319-21869-4.
  2. ^ "Property for sale in Twyford, Dereham NR20". Primelocation.
  3. ^ "About St Nicholas, Twyford". Heart of Norfolk churches.

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