St Mary's, Turnworth
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Post town||Blandford Forum|
|Fire||Dorset and Wiltshire|
Turnworth is a small village and civil parish in north Dorset, England, situated on the Dorset Downs 5 miles (8.0 km) west of Blandford Forum. It consists of a few cottages and farmhouses scattered around a church and manor house. In 2013 the civil parish had an estimated population of 30.
The church, with the exception of the tower, was rebuilt in the 19th century with assistance from Thomas Hardy, who designed the capitals and possibly also the corbels. Hardy described Turnworth's position as being "stood in a hole, but the hole is full of beauty", and he used Turnworth House as the inspiration for Hintock House in his novel The Woodlanders.
- "Parish Population Data". Dorset County Council. 20 January 2015. Retrieved 8 February 2015.
- "Dorset S-Z". The Domesday Book Online. domesdaybook.co.uk. Retrieved 8 February 2015.
- "Place: Turnworth". Open Domesday. domesdaymap.co.uk. Retrieved 8 February 2015.
- Roland Gant (1980). Dorset Villages. Robert Hale Ltd. pp. 80–81. ISBN 0 7091 8135 3.
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