Twyford is a large village/small town and civil parish in the English county of Berkshire. A civil parish in the United Kingdom is a unit of local government. England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland Berkshire (ˈbɑːkʃə or /ˈbɑːkʃɪə/ say Baak-shuh/-sheer sometimes abbreviated to Berks) is a Home County in the South It is situated, at grid reference SU794752, in the heart of the Thames Valley on the A4 between Reading and Maidenhead, close to Henley-on-Thames and Wokingham. The British national grid reference system is a system of geographic grid references commonly used in Great Britain, different from using Latitude and Longitude The Thames Valley generally implies the region that drains into the River Thames (the Thames catchment) from west of Cirencester to London Reading (ˈrɛdɪŋ as Redding) is a town in England, located at the confluence of the River Thames and River Kennet, midway between Maidenhead is a town within the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, in Berkshire, England. Henley-on-Thames is a town on the north side of the River Thames in south Oxfordshire, England, about 10 miles downstream and north-east from
Twyford has its own parish council, and is also in the Borough of Wokingham, and the ceremonial county of Berkshire. A Parish council is a unit of Local government in Great Britain. The ceremonial counties are areas of England that are appointed a Lord-Lieutenant, and are defined by the government as the Counties for the purposes of the Lieutenancies Berkshire (ˈbɑːkʃə or /ˈbɑːkʃɪə/ say Baak-shuh/-sheer sometimes abbreviated to Berks) is a Home County in the South Before this it was in Wokingham Rural District and the hundred of Charlton. Charlton was a hundred in the English county of Berkshire. Like all hundreds although never abolished it effectively ceased to function after 1886 Before 1895, Twyford was part of the parish of Hurst, within the liberty of Broad Hinton. Year 1895 ( MDCCCXCV) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year Hurst is a Village in the English county of Berkshire. It constitutes a Civil parish, known officially as St Nicholas Hurst. A Liberty was a local government unit in England. Originating in the Middle Ages, liberties were areas of widely variable extent which were independent of the usual Between the 13th century and 1844, Broad Hinton was officially a detached part of Wiltshire. Year 1844 ( MDCCCXLIV) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Leap year The Counties (Detached Parts Act 1844 (7 & 8 Vict. c 61 which came to effect in 20 October 1844, was an act of Parliament of the United Kingdom Etymology The county formerly 'Wiltonshire' or 'Wiltunscir' (9th century is named after the former county town of Wilton (itself named after the River Wylye
The town's name is Anglo-Saxon in origin, and means double ford. It is a common name in England. England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland Twyford does indeed have two fords, although one is now bridged.
William Penn, founder of Pennsylvania, spent the final years of his life in Ruscombe Fields, a property close to Twyford, and is remembered by a residential street named 'Pennfields'. William Penn ( October 14, 1644 – July 30, 1718) was founder and "Absolute Proprietor" of the Province of Pennsylvania, The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania ( often colloquially referred to as PA (its abbreviation by natives and Northeasterners is a state located in the Northeastern
Twyford was primarily an agriculturally based settlement until the coming of the railway in 1838. However, its position on the Bath Road brought activity which was centred on the King's Arms, an important coaching inn. The opening of a by-pass in 1929 ended this connection, but by then the village had expanded with economic activity associated with the railway station, which is the junction for the Henley Branch Line. Route From a junction with the Great Western Main Line at Twyford railway station, it turns north and goes under the A4 on its way to its next The greatest expansion, however, has taken place since the Second World War, particularly in the last 30 years, with the construction of two estates to the south of the village. This has effectively transformed it from a village to a minor town of over 6000 people, although it is still considered a village by many of its older inhabitants. The opening of a Waitrose supermarket in 2000 made Twyford the retail centre for the northern parishes of Wokingham Borough and ensured its continuation as a working community, rather than just a dormitory town. Waitrose is the Supermarket division of the John Lewis Partnership, with 192 branches as of September 2008
Situated in the Thames Valley, it is 10 miles from the M4, M40 and M3 motorways and 25 miles from the M25. The M4 motorway is a Motorway in Great Britain linking London with Wales. The M40 Motorway is a motorway in the English Transport network that connects London to Birmingham. The M3 motorway is a Motorway in Hampshire and Surrey, England. To see information about the M25 motorway under construction in Ireland, see N25 road. Twyford railway station is on the Great Western Main Line and served by trains between Reading and London Paddington stations. Twyford railway station is a railway station in the village of Twyford in the county of Berkshire in England. The Great Western Main Line is a main line Railway in England that runs westwards from London Paddington station to Temple Meads Reading railway station (formerly Reading General) is a major rail transport hub in Reading. London Paddington station, also known as London Paddington, or just simply Paddington, is a major National Rail and London Underground station These transport links make Twyford very popular with commuters. Commuting is the process of Travelling between one's place of residence and regular place of work The major town of Reading is 10 km (6 miles) to the west, with Maidenhead 12 km (7. Reading (ˈrɛdɪŋ as Redding) is a town in England, located at the confluence of the River Thames and River Kennet, midway between Maidenhead is a town within the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, in Berkshire, England. 5 miles) to the east and Henley-on-Thames 8 km (5 miles) to the north. Henley-on-Thames is a town on the north side of the River Thames in south Oxfordshire, England, about 10 miles downstream and north-east from London is 56 km (35 miles) to the east.
There are two recreation grounds in Twyford, both owned and managed by the Parish Council. A Parish council is a unit of Local government in Great Britain.
1. King George's Field (aka The Rec), lying between London Road and Wargrave Road has football pitches, 3 tennis courts, children's playgrounds and a youth shelter. A project to build a skate park and ball court in the field began on Monday, May 12 and is due to be complete in July
2. Stanlake Meadow, off Waltham Road, has football pitches, a cricket square used by Twyford & Ruscombe Cricket Club and a pavilion which is also used as a nursery school.
Indoor sports clubs use the parish hall, Loddon Hall. This is a joint facility with the neighbouring parish of Ruscombe. Ruscombe is a small Village and Civil parish, east of Twyford in the Borough of Wokingham, in the English county of Berkshire
Twyford also has a youth football club called Twyford Comets who play on both of the recreation grounds described above.
Twyford also has a tennis club, a bowls club with its own green and claims to have the oldest Badminton club in the country. Badminton is a racquet sport played by either two opposing players (singles or two opposing pairs (doubles who take positions on opposite halves of a rectangular court
|Settlements in Wokingham Borough|
|Towns: Earley | Wokingham | Woodley|
|Villages: Arborfield | Arborfield Cross | Arborfield Garrison | Barkham | Charvil | Cockpole Green | Crazies Hill | Farley Hill | Finchampstead | Gardeners Green | Grazeley | Hare Hatch | Holme Green | Hurst | Kiln Green | Ravenswood | Remenham | Riseley | Ruscombe | Ryeish Green | Shinfield | Sindlesham | Sonning | Spencers Wood | Swallowfield | Three Mile Cross | Twyford | Wargrave | Winnersh|
|Other civil parishes: Arborfield and Newland | St Nicholas Hurst | Wokingham Without|
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