The Tewingas were a tribe or clan of Anglo-Saxon England, whose territory was centred on the settlement of Welwyn in modern-day Hertfordshire,[1] the site of an early Minster church,[2] and the nearby settlement of Tewin.[3] Its name means either "the people of Tiwa" or "the worshippers of the God Tew".[3]

The tribe and its territory is mentioned in an Anglo Saxon charter of c.945.[3] Its heartland was in the valley of the River Mimram on well-drained soils.[1] The area shows strong continuity with earlier settlements,[1] with the Welwyn area including an earlier Iron Age oppidum, a Roman small town and several Roman villas.[4]


  1. ^ a b c Williamson 2000, p. 114.
  2. ^ Rowe & Williamson 2013, p. 116.
  3. ^ a b c Williamson 2000, p. 65.
  4. ^ Williamson 2000, p. 73.


  • Rowe, Anne; Williamson, Tom (2013), Hertfordshire: A Landscape History, Hatfield: University of Hertfordshire Press, p. 298, ISBN 1909291021, retrieved 2014-07-20
  • Williamson, Tom (2000), The Origins of Hertfordshire, Manchester: Manchester University Press, ISBN 071904491X, retrieved 2014-07-20