Yew Tree Cottage was formed by the combination of two seventeenth century estate cottages sited just opposite All Saints Church. A shared central doorway in the front of the cottage has been replaced by a window, but otherwise the front elevation is pretty much unchanged.
Turkdean is now just a small village of about 50 souls that, mercifully, has avoided the necessity of a village sign and which therefore goes mostly unremarked. Our village amenities consist of a lovely Norman church, a postbox (still with a daily collection at 4pm) and a K6 Gilbert Scott telephone box (currently in need of a repaint!)
I put together a brief history of this small village. With a Roman villa (excavated by TimeTeam in 1997), a Saxon community recorded in the Doomsday Book, a Norman church and medieval agricultural development based on the renowned local wool trade, the village has a long history despite its small size.
For information about All Saints Church, check out Turkdean’s entry on the A Church Near You website, which lists services, contact details for the clergy and wardens and the historical background of the building and of the wider Northleach Benefice of which Turkdean is part.