Turville is a village and civil parish in Buckinghamshire, England. It
is in the Chiltern Hills, 5 miles (8.0 km) west of High Wycombe
and 5 miles (8.0 km) north of Henley-on-Thames. The name is
Anglo-Saxon in origin and means 'dry field'. It was recorded in the
Anglo-Saxon Chronicle in 796 as Thyrefeld.
The manor of
Turville once belonged to the abbey at St Albans, but was
seized by the Crown in the
Dissolution of the Monasteries
Dissolution of the Monasteries in 1547. The
manor house has since been rebuilt as
Turville Park. The present
incumbent of the manor is Lord Sainsbury.
Turville was home to Ellen
Sadler, who fell asleep in 1871, aged eleven, and purportedly did not
wake for nine years, becoming known as the "Sleeping Girl of
Turville". The case attracted international attention from newspapers,
medical professionals and the public. Rumours persist in the region
that Sadler was visited by royalty for a "laying on of hands".
The local pub is the Bull and Butcher.
Turville Hill is a Site of
Special Scientific Importance, and it includes Cobstone Windmill.
1 Notable people
2 Location for filming
3 External links
Geoffrey de Turville
Geoffrey de Turville (died 1250), Lord Chancellor of Ireland
Charles François Dumouriez
Charles François Dumouriez (1739-1823), French royalist general
Ellen Sadler (1859-1901), tourist attraction
Lord Sainsbury of
Turville (born 1940), businessman, politician, and
Sir John Mortimer, (1923-2009), Barrister, playwright, novelist
Location for filming
Ealing Studios film Went the Day Well?, in which German
paratroopers invade a small English village, was filmed in Turville,
as were many of the scenes from the 1963 comedy film Father Came Too!.
Additionally many of the outdoor scenes of television show Goodnight
Mr Tom were filmed in Turville, as was the dream scene in Bride and
Prejudice, and a brief scene from I Capture the Castle.
Scenes have also been shot in the village for Midsomer Murders, Lewis,
Marple, the 2008 Christmas special of Jonathan Creek, the British
An Education and the 2009 BBC adaptation of The Day Of The
Cobstone Windmill in the neighbouring parish of Ibstone,
used in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, overlooks the village of Turville.
The village was the location for outdoor scenes in the sitcom The
Vicar of Dibley. In the series, the church of St Mary the Virgin was
renamed "St Barnabus" (sic).
The music video for the song Apparition by
Stealing Sheep was shot in
Wikimedia Commons has media related to Turville.
Map sources for Turville
^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for
National Statistics. Retrieved 25 November 2016.
^ Barham, Tony (1973). Witchcraft in the Thames Valley. Spurbooks.
pp. 20–27. ISBN 9780902875371.
^ Staff (November 6, 2009). "Our very own 'Sleeping Beauty'".
Bucks Free Press
Bucks Free Press (Gannett Company).
^ The Bull and Butcher website
^ "Let mysterious Morris dancers take you elsewhere in this bizarre
music video". Boing Boing. Retrieved 2015-10-20.
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