Twyford Manor was built in about 1895, a curved beam inside the house confirms the date.

The front of the house was made in Italy but the builder couldn’t assemble the frame. Fortunately for them a tramp happened to be passing and suggested that they lay the frame out first and it all worked out just as he said..!!

Manor Cottage was the servant’s quarters and also the stables for the main house but was separated in 1951.

Brigadier General Reginald Oxley lived in Twyford Manor from1929 until 1947.

One other famous owner of Twyford Manor was John Robert Vernon Dolphin, who bought the house in 1947. He was the inventor of the Corgi motorbike used during the war by parachutists and also the Welman miniature submarines.

Twyford House (The Manor)