Place:Turnworth, Dorset, England


Alt namesTornewordesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 96
Coordinates50.867°N 2.25°W
Located inDorset, England
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Turnworth is a small village and civil parish in north Dorset, England, situated on the Dorset Downs west of Blandford Forum. It consists of a few cottages and farmhouses scattered around a church and manor house. it has a population of less than 50.

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.

Nearby is Ringmoor, an ancient settlement on the top of the scarp face of the downs.

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