The village of Taynton incorporates the hamlets of
Kents Green and May Hill. You can see pretty cottages
made from local stone and also properties dating back
to Elizabethan times.
The old church at St. Lawrence was burnt down during
the Civil War, but was replaced in 1650. This is very
unique to britain in that it has been aligned "the wrong
way round". It is true that several prominent people
lived in the village at one time or another, including
Thomas Pury. he was known for his defence of Gloucester
during the siege in 1643 and later, Morgan Phillips
Price, the MP for the Forest of Dean lived in the village.
Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli owned Taynton Court
at one time.
In the spring, the road verges around the village
are a mass of daffodils and Taynton Woodsare a breathtaking
sight with a carpet of bluebells and the distinct smell
of wild garlic. The village offers a hostelry provising
home cooked food and a farm shop with tea room offers
teas, snacks and a display of farm and domestic animals.