Skip to content
Exploring the heritage of Turvey and its people
You are here:
See what's new
See what's new
Stop 04 . The Cross
Ther area formally known as 'The Cross', including tthe Chequers, Three Cranes, The Memorial Cross and the Jarrow Crusade.
Stop 03. Hogs Lane and the Three Cranes
Where the Turvey House Lodge now stands was once the entrance to Hogs Lane which had cottages to the left ...
Stop 02. All Saints Churchyard & Turvey House
Cloud pruning, All Saints Churchyard, Turvey House, the Higgins Mausoleum and the sepulchre.
Stop 01. Corner Stores & Carlton Road
This part of the village was once known as Stockers End. The Corner Stores and Carlton Road.
An Introduction to the Heritage Walk
The name Turvey comes from old English meaning Turf Island or low lying land.The article covers the early visitors and settlers in Turvey and briefly describes the impact of the Mordaunt and Higgins familes.
Turvey in the 1850s
We know something of life in Turvey in the 1850s, mainly thanks to Joseph Bell’s memoir, which covers the years 1846-1858.
A Brief Numerical Analysis of Turvey’s Residential Property
Records from the Hearth Tax of 1671 show that Turvey had 107 residential properties. In 2019 the figure stood at 535.
Turvey's Natural History through the eyes of a Benedictine Monk
The impact of climate change is explored, based on 25 years of observation and recording.
The Railway through Turvey : 1872-1962
The advent of the railways in Great Britain in the 19th century had a major effect on towns and villages across the country. Turvey was no exception, being served by a railway between 1872 and 1962.
A Trace of Medieval Life in Turvey
The pre-inclosure map of Great Oaks Farm, Turvey dated 1783 reveals, through the name of one of the plough strips, a trace back to one of the essential pillars that supported William the Conqueror (William I).
Turvey’s Memorial to The Great War
In each village and town in Britain it was decided to erect a memorial to those who had died. Turvey’s was erected and unveiled in December 1919 in front of over 500 people.
Turvey's Listed Buildings
Turvey has 71 listed buildings, although the term “building” is used loosely as the listing includes items such as Jonah and his “Partner” and the railings opposite Ye Three Fyshes.
The Old Chapel in Carlton Road (Independent Wesleyan)
A history of the Independent Wesleyan Chapel from its inception in 1828 until its conversion to a residential property.
The Shaping of Turvey: Saxons to Enclosure
The Saxons All Saints Church gives us our first easily accessed glimpse of what was here before. When we go beyond ...
Origins of a Village
Turvey has fresh water, a river with a crossing point, fertile land in the river valley and natural building materials – what better place for a settlement.
Capturing Turvey's Heritage
A look at previous and present attempts to capture Turvey's Heritage.
The Bedfordshire Regiment
The Bedfordshire Regiment was raised in 1688 as Archibald Douglas’ Regiment of Foot (i.e. infantry) by order of King James II. During World War I, the regiment raised 21 battalions (500 to 600 men); quite an achievement for one of Britain’s smaller counties.
Peace Celebrations in Turvey
Saturday 19th July 1919 was a very special day of celebration in Turvey. For on that day the village came together to celebrate the end of the first world war.
The Tincker of Turvey
The building now occupied by the Central Stores and the adjoining houses was once a well-known inn called “The Tinkers Inn”. This article explores the possible origin of that name and provides a brief history of the inn starting with The Canterbury Tales.
All Saints Church: A Historical Summary
All Saints Church has stood at the heart of Turvey for over 1000 years. Here we explore the changes the church has undergone in that time, and discuss some of the main features of historical interest in the church.
Turvey and Field Names
What do the names of the fields around Turvey tell us about our village's history?
Turvey at the time of the Domesday Survey
Turvey has eight separate entries in the Domesday Book. Each entry lists the major land owner before 1066 – and his under tenants and the major land owners in 1086 and his under tenants.
There But Not There
As part of the commemorations of the centenary of the end of WW1 the “There But Not There” silhouette have been produced in the hope that villages and towns erect one as a tribute and as an act of remembrance to those who never came home.
Turvey’s Farming Past
A general introduction to the history of agriculture and the methods of farming that have been used in Turvey.
Turvey Skiffle Group
Thanks for this Mark, a lovely message. Was your father Bryan or Tony? Best wishes, Sara Jenkins Turvey History Society...
Turvey Skiffle Group
For many, many years, my sister and I (along with countless others), have, without remorse, taken the proverbial out of...
Good to hear your memories of Nell’s Well in use Carol. What would have been the date of this? Kind...
My mum uses to not only drink water from this,but fill buckets up to do our washing and was our...
More new comments