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Twyford

Twyford village in Derbyshire is a small, pretty village set along the bank of the river Trent, situated about 5 miles south of Derby. Twyford is a mixture of cottages and farms and contains an old hall and a church.

St Andrews Church contains a Norman ornamented chancel arch, a west tower, unbuttressed with lancet windows below and Perp above with spire recessed behind the battlements. The chancel contains Dee windows and the nave was remodelled in the 18th century. It contains monuments to the Harpur family.

The old hall in Twyford is 19th century but built on the site of the 16th century Twyford hall that belonged to the Harpurs of Swarkestone. It is brick built but contains 2 huge stone built chimney stacks and corresponding fireplaces inside.

Nearby is a large conical Barrow, which is possibly some sort of ancient monument. A rare survival in the Trent valley.

Photos of Twyford and the river Trent at Derbyshire Photographs


St Andrews Church
St Andrews Church
The old Hall
The old Hall


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