The Info List - 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
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".[2][3] The local pub is the Bull and Butcher.[4] Turville Hill
Turville Hill
is a Site of Special
Scientific Importance, and it includes Cobstone Windmill.


1 Notable people 2 Location for filming 3 External links 4 References

Notable people[edit]

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 philanthropist Sir John Mortimer, (1923-2009), Barrister, playwright, novelist

Location for filming[edit] The 1942 Ealing Studios
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 drama An Education
An Education
and the 2009 BBC adaptation of The Day Of The Triffids. Cobstone Windmill
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
Stealing Sheep
was shot in the village.[5] External links[edit]

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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