Turn End is one of three houses designed and built in the 1960s by architect Peter Aldington in the village of Haddenham, Buckinghamshire.

The three houses received a Royal Institute of British Architects Award for Architecture in 1970 and were listed at Grade II* in 2006;  only a handful of post war houses are listed at this grade.  In November 2017 Historic England listed Turn End’s garden at Grade II and added it to the Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England. At that time Turn End was the only post-war listed house and garden created by the same hand.

As modern housing, made of wood, concrete block and glass, in a traditional setting, the group has always been celebrated as a rare British representative amongst the best of European housing design and has welcomed visitors from all over the world.  Turn End's garden, designed and made by Peter as a natural extension to the house, grew with the buildings, maturing into a world renowned garden. Turn End has provided teaching material for students of architecture and landscape design, been written about nationally and internationally and photographed widely.


Find out about Peter Aldington's three award-winning village houses and Grade II Listed garden.

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What's On

Turn End Trust runs a programme of events and workshops throughout the year. 

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1 February 2018   

Welcome to our new website!

Explore our new website to find out about Turn End, the Trust set up to care for it,
how you can visit and our forthcoming events.

1 February 2018  

Events 2018 Programme now out

Guided walks, house open days, annual lecture, architectural tour and much more...see full details on our What's On page
or join our mailing list to receive advance notification of forthcoming activities.

30 November 2017   

Turn End garden now on Historic England's Garden's Register

On 30 November 2017 Turn End's garden was listed on Historic England's Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest.