Turleigh

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Coordinates: 51°20′38″N 2°16′44″W / 51.344°N 2.279°W / 51.344; -2.279

The Old Main Road in Turleigh

Turleigh is a hamlet in west Wiltshire, England. It lies immediately south of the village of Winsley, overlooking the Avon valley, about 1.2 miles (1.9 km) west of Bradford on Avon.

The Kennet and Avon Canal and Avoncliff railway station are below the hamlet in the river valley.

Urban development[edit]

Turleigh Manor is Grade II* listed[1] and was established in the 17th or 18th century when both Winsley and Turleigh comprised stone houses dating from the previous three centuries. At this time, much of the land was the glebe land of the manor of Bradford Rectory. There was prosperity here in the 18th century, demonstrated by the extent of house building. These included Turleigh Grange (early 18th century), Stoneleigh, and Hill House (c.1740), originally two attached cottages. Many of the smaller houses in Turleigh were occupied by quarrymen, stonemasons and tanners.

From 1819 to 1885 there was a Baptist chapen at Turleigh Manor.[2]

John Daniel Heal, mayor of Brisbane, Queensland, was born at Turleigh in 1825. Moma Clarke (Maria Elvins Clarke, 1869-1958, journalist) lived in Turleigh for a while.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Historic England. "Turleigh Manor (1021905)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 22 July 2015.
  2. ^ "Baptist Chapel, Turleigh". Wiltshire Community History. Wiltshire Council. Retrieved 22 July 2015.

External links[edit]

Media related to Turleigh at Wikimedia Commons

  • "Winsley". Wiltshire Community History. Wiltshire Council. Retrieved 22 July 2015.