TWITCHEN

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Twitchen is a village and civil parish in Devon, England, located within the North Devon local authority area. Historically it formed part of South Molton Hundred. The population was 145 in 1801; 163 in 1901 and 70 in 2001. Twitchen is recorded in the Domesday Book as being part of the manor of Alvred D'Epaignes having been held by freely by Beorhtweald in the time of King Edward, before the Norman conquest in 1066.

Meaning of place name: crossways or fork in the road, from the Old English twicene.

St peters Church Twitchen

St. Peter's Church, Twitchen

The first Church at Twitchen was built in medieval times.

In 1844 it was rebuilt, after being knocked down by the churchwarden of that time, John Tapp of Burch, with the exception of the tower and the three bells.

The Church still contains the original Norman font.

In rebuilding the body of the Church it was extended to include the Chancel. The stone column situated inside the entrance gate to the churchyard was originally in the Church surmounted by a Cross.

John Tapp of Burch
Pulled down Twitchen Church
Had he more power
He would have pulled down the tower
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Twitchen
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