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St Peter, Tewin
Tewin is located in Hertfordshire
 Tewin shown within Hertfordshire
Population 720 
OS grid reference
District East Hertfordshire
Shire county Hertfordshire
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town WELWYN
Postcode district AL6
Dialling code 01438
Police Hertfordshire
Fire Hertfordshire
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
UK Parliament North East Hertfordshire
List of places

Tewin is an English 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.


  • History 1
  • Amenities 2
  • Countryside 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


The village dates back, at least, to Anglo-Saxon times and its name has its origins in the English as spoken in that era.

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.

In December 1782 the highway robber Walter Clibbon (a local pie-maker) was fatally wounded by the roadside near Queen Hoo Hall. Clibbon, together with his two sons, was believed responsible for numerous robberies and at least one murder in the neighbourhood of Ware. One of his sons, Joseph, was convicted at Hertford Assizes and executed the following March, although the other escaped. Clibbon's Post can be observed from the road in Brickground Wood, just east of Tewin, and this is the spot where Walter Clibbon was interred.[1][2]

Clibbon's Post marks the spot where Walter Clibbon was fatally shot

The Diaries of John Carrington a farmer and minor public official document life in Tewin from 1798-1810.[3]


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 Cowper 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. Two of the sons of Sir Geoffrey de Havilland the famous aircraft designer, Geoffrey and John and Sir Geoffrey's first wife, Louise are buried in the cemetery.

There are active sports clubs, and social events are organised by various groups around the village including the long running Tewin Players.

Tewin Cricket Club (TCC) is a popular and thriving club, with a newly refurbished pavilion, at Upper Green. It is truly the heart of the village on a summer's afternoon with over 40 playing members and 18 lifetime members. There is an annual tour in the summer months which in recent years has been to Sidmouth.

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 does not have a railway station of its own, however Welwyn North, operated by First Capital Connect, is within 2 miles away.


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.


  1. ^ "Memorandoms for..." The Diary between 1798 and 1810 of JOHN CARRINGTON Edited by W. Branch Johnson Published by Phillimore & Co. Ltd. 1973. p.28, 30
  2. ^ Codd, Daniel (2013). Tales from the Gibbet Post (The Family Business). Amazon Media EU S.à r.l. Kindle Edition. ASIN: B00D2B8OWA
  3. ^ "Memorandoms for..." The Diary between 1798 and 1810 of JOHN CARRINGTON Edited by W. Branch Johnson Published by Phillimore & Co. Ltd. 1973

External links

  • Village Website
  • Village Pub Website
  • Card Inspirations, a Tewin based business specialising in card making: shop and classes
  • The Artful Potter, come and paint pottery in Tewin
  • Home and Small Business IT support.
  • Networking Site for Dad's in Tewin or with Kids at Tewin School
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