St Peter, Tewin
Tewin shown within Hertfordshire
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Tewin is a village and civil parish in Hertfordshire, England between the towns of Welwyn Garden City, Stevenage, Welwyn (village) and the county town Hertford, it is within commuting distance of London. The population of Tewin Parish was 1438 according to the 2001 census; Tewin village has a population of approximately half that of the whole parish, 720.
Tewin is known to have been settled by the Angles in 449 AD; the name being a derivative of the Old English words for the Norse god Týr (“Tiw”) and meadow (“Ing”). However the name varies over the centuries - in the Domesday Book it is Tewinge and Theinge - and in the 16th century Tewinge, Tewing and Twying, but it is thought the village became Tewin in the 18th century.
The Diaries of John Carrington a farmer and minor public official document life in Tewin from 1798-1810.
The main village of Tewin, is situated around a Lower Green, which is surrounded by the village memorial hall, the Rose and Crown pub, Tewin Junior School and a village shop and post office. Half a mile to the north is Upper Green, which hosts various sporting activities such as tennis, cricket and football, as well as the Plume of Feathers pub.
Saint Peter's is the local church, situated half a mile to the south west of Lower Green.
There is an active sports clubs, and social events are organised by various groups around the village including the long running Tewin Players.
The village Memorial Hall in the heart of the village provides accommodation for many of our activities, and funds raised by a new supporters club, as well as money from other sources, has enabled a programme of repair and redecoration to take place.
Tewin is set in a rural landscape which retains many features characteristic of ancient countryside and which supports a wide variety of wildlife. The village contains areas set aside for the Hertfordshire and Middlesex Wildlife Trust which are managed by volunteers, these include Tewin Orchard and Hopkyns Wood Nature reserve.
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- "Memorandoms for..." The Diary between 1798 and 1810 of JOHN CARRINGTON Edited by W. Branch Johnson Published by Phillimore & Co. Ltd. 1973
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