Paraxial propagation of a linearly polarised twisted Gaussian Schell-model (TGSM) beam in a uniaxial crystal is investigated. With the help of a tensor method, an analytical formula for the cross-spectral density (CSD) of a TGSM beam propagating in a uniaxial crystal orthogonal to the optical axis is derived. The evolution properties of the intensity distribution, the coherence widths and the twist factor of a TGSM beam in a uniaxial crystal are illustrated numerically. It is shown that the TGSM beam becomes an anisotropic TGSM beam in a uniaxial crystal and its evolution properties are closely related with its initial coherence, twist factor and the parameters of the crystal. The uniaxial crystal provides an effective way for modulating the properties of a TGSM beam, which will be useful in some applications, such as free-space optical communications and nonlinear optics, where a partially coherent beam with controlled beam profile and twist factor is required.