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The church of St Mary dates to the 12th century, and is built largely of local flint, with a squat west tower. Within the church is the marble memorial to William Perry, lord of the manor in Turville in the late 18th century, and great-grandfather of poet Percy Bysshe Shelley.
The Sleeping Girl of Turville
It is rare that a mysterious medical case makes the name of a quiet village into a national cause celebre, but such is the case with Turville. It was here in 1871 that Ellen Sadler, an 11 year old daughter of a poor farm worker, fell into a deep sleep from which she did not awaken for nine years. Despite medical scepticism, and repeated attempts to prove the affair a hoax, Ellen apprently slept on, fed on wine and gruel using the spout of a toy teapot. Ellen finally awoke in 1880, and went on to marry and have 5 children.
Address: Turville, Buckinghamshire, England
Attraction Type: Village
Location: About 5 miles north west of Marlow on Thames
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
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