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Athelhampton House (Entrance Garden)

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50°44'50"-02°19'37" show decimal

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Athelhampton House (Entrance Garden)
Athelhampton House, Athelhampton, Dorset, DT2 7LG

The front of the house is the oldest part, built during the end of the 15th Century, with other wings added over the course of the next couple of centuries. At one point there used to be a wall and a gatehouse!

How to get here from River Cottage:

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Walk: Walk east to the admissions centre, and the Entrance Garden is the first area you enter in the grounds. +

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General Directions to get to this location.

 

Access: publicStatus: recognisableHouse Front

Photo

«prev photo next photo»Photograph taken: 31st October 2010 by Daniel Cartwright

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The Seeds of Doom (1)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 1 Nov 1975
Establishing shot of Chase's mansion.

 

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This photo is marked as "public" as you can take a shot of the front of the house from the entrance gates without needing to pay admission!

 

Access: admissionStatus: recognisableEntrance Gates

Photo

Photograph taken: 17th September 2006 by Chuck Foster

The Seeds of Doom (3)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 30 Oct 1975
The Doctor and Sarah drive into Chase's estate.

The Seeds of Doom (6)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 3 Nov 1975
Sir Colin discusses tactics with Major Beresford on how to deal with the Krynoid.

 

Additional Notes:

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The gatehouse seen on screen has now been demolished and the area is now used for plant sales.

 

Access: admissionStatus: recognisableArches

Photo

Photograph taken: 17th September 2006 by Chuck Foster

The Seeds of Doom (4)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 31 Oct 1975

The Seeds of Doom (4)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 31 Oct 1975
The Doctor and Sarah walk away from the guards.

 

Additional Notes:

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Only one topiary bush remains that the Doctor and Sarah pass by the side of the house; the arches now have fences between them (presumably to discourage visitors from walking through them!).

 

Access: admissionStatus: recognisableSide Garden Gate

Photo

Photograph taken: 17th September 2006 by Chuck Foster

The Seeds of Doom (3)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 31 Oct 1975
The Doctor and Sarah run away from the guards through a gate by the house.

The Seeds of Doom (3)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 31 Oct 1975
Scorby arrives to meet the guards holding Sarah.

 

 

Access: admissionStatus: recognisableFront Door

Photo

Photograph taken: 17th September 2006 by Chuck Foster

The Seeds of Doom (3)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 31 Oct 1975
The guards run up to meet Scorby.

The Seeds of Doom (3)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 31 Oct 1975
Scorby takes Sarah back into the mansion.

 

Additional Notes:

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The statue has moved! At the time of filming it used to be in the east gardens, near to the Bell Gate, but has subsequently been repositioned near the front of the house (presumably to improve the view from the Private Garden to the recently-built Canal).

Where to walk to next?

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Athelhampton House (west gardens) (The Seeds of Doom). The West Garden is reached by walking through the gap between the arches and the house.

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Athelhampton House (Corona) (The Seeds of Doom). The Corona Garden is reached by walking through the archway to the right of the house front, past the statue.

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Athelhampton House (Great Court) (The Seeds of Doom). The Great Court is reached by following the path through the hedge just past the drive gateway.

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Athelhampton House (The Seeds of Doom). Walk back to the admissions centre and exit the grounds into the car park.

Central Point for more locations

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Athelhampton House (The Seeds of Doom). No route recorded to this location.

Further links about the location:

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Athelhampton House - Official Website

Related Stories

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The Seeds of Doom [30-31 Oct, 1-3 Nov 1975]: Harrison Chase's Estate

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