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St Mary, Twyford, Hampshire

(51°1′23″N, 1°19′1″W)
SU 480 251
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Hampshire
now Hampshire
medieval Our Lady
now St Mary
  • James Cameron
16 Aug 2018

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Feature Sets

The medieval church was demolished and totally rebuilt by Alfred Waterhouse in 1876-7. Apart from some 15thc window tracery reused, all that survives are the partly recarved capitals of the late 12th arcades, and a 13thc Purbeck marble font, with a frieze of plain pointed arches. Images of the church show that it had a late-medieval exterior.


Twyford is recorded in the Domesday book as a valuable manor belonging to the bishop of Winchester, valued £20 in 1066 and £32 in 1086. A church is mentioned in the settlement in the entry. The church was appropriated to the hospital of St Cross by 1291, with a vicarage.


Interior Features



The waterleaf capitals place the arcades in the last quarter of the 12thc.


N. Pevsner and D. Lloyd, The Buildings of England: Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, Harmondsworth 1967, 630.

W. Page ed., A History of the County of Hampshire: Vol. 3, Victoria County History, London 1908, 339-341.