Weston Turville


Weston Turville

infobox UK place
country = England
latitude= 51.7916
longitude= -0.7577
official_name= Weston Turville
population = 2,802 [ [http://www.neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk/dissemination/LeadTableView.do?a=7&b=792105&c=Weston+Turville&d=16&e=15&g=424015&i=1001x1003x1004&m=0&r=1&s=1216765163440&enc=1&dsFamilyId=779 Neighbourhood Statistics 2001 Census] ]
shire_district= Aylesbury Vale
shire_county = Buckinghamshire
region= South East England
constituency_westminster= Aylesbury
civil_parish=Weston Turville
post_town= AYLESBURY
postcode_district = HP22
postcode_area= HP
dial_code=
os_grid_reference= SP855109

Weston Turville is a village and also a civil parish within Aylesbury Vale district in Buckinghamshire, England. It is located about a mile and a half south east of Aylesbury.

The village name 'Weston' is Anglo Saxon in origin, and means 'western estate'. In the Domesday Book of 1086 the village is recorded as "Westone". The suffix 'Turville' was added later, referring to the lords of the manor in the 13th century, and to differentiate the village from other places called Weston.

A notable resident of the village in the 16th century was Dr John Colet. It is after him that the John Colet School in nearby Wendover is named. Weston Turville was also at one time, one of the main places where Aylesbury ducks were bred.

Weston Turville has a small bird reserve which was established by BBONT (Bucks, Beds and Oxford Nature Trust), now BBOWT (Bucks, Beds and Oxford Wildlife Trust). The site has one hide and can be accessed from the main reservoir footpath.

At one time the UK TV presenter and Radio DJ Noel Edmonds had a home in Weston Turville. Currently former Arsenal defender Nigel Winterburn lives in the village.

Weston Turville Church of England School is a mixed voluntary aided primary school, which takes children from the age of four through to the age of eleven. The school has approximately 210 pupils.

St. Mary the Virgin is the Parish church for Weston Turville. A church has existed on the land at the end of Church Walk since the 12th century; however all that remains of the original church is the font and an octagonal shaft built into the south wall of the chancel.

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