Turkdean, a village and a parish in Gloucestershire, on the Fosse Way and the Cotswold Hills, 2½ miles N of Northleach, and 3¼ W of Notgrove station on the G.W.R. There is a post office under Northleach (R.S.O.) Acreage, 2178; population, 205. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol; net value, £81 with residence. Patron, Christ Church, Oxford. The church is ancient, with a Perpendicular tower built over the W end of a Norman nave, and an Early English chancel.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Turkdean All Saints|
|Poor Law union||Northleach|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Turkdean 1570-1837, Gloucestershire is available to browse online.
The register dates from the year 1572.
The Gloucestershire Parish Registers are available online at Ancestry, in association with Gloucestershire Archives.
Church of England
All Saints (parish church)
The church of All Saints is a small but ancient building of stone, in the Norman, Early English and Perpendicular styles, consisting of chancel, nave of three bays, south aisle, north porch and an embattled western tower, containing 3 bells, recast in 1641, and a sanctus bell, recast in 1663: the tower and chancel arch are Early Norman, the chancel is Early English, and the rest of the building Perpendicular: the east window is stained and there is a memorial window in the chancel with inscribed brass plate to the Rev. Frederick Biscoe M.A. vicar here, 1837-80: the nave contains memorials to Elizabeth, wife of the Hon. Sir Montague Nelthorp, d. 1718, and Sir William Bannister kt. a baron of the Exchequer in Queen Anne's reign, who died in 1730: the communion plate includes a chalice, dated 1717, a paten presented by Anne Coxwell in 1754 and alms plate, dated 1735: the church was restored in 1857 and reseated with open benches affording 200 sittings.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Turkdean from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Turkdean (All Saints))
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Gloucestershire is available to browse.
Online maps of Turkdean are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following newspapers covering Gloucestershire online:
- Gloucester Citizen
- Gloucester Journal
- Gloucestershire Chronicle
- Gloucestershire Echo
- Cheltenham Chronicle
- Cheltenham Looker-On
The Visitation of the county of Gloucester, 1623 is available on the Heraldry page.