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Birling Manor Farm

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50°45'04"00°12'24" show decimal

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Birling Manor Farm
Birling Gap Road, East Dean, East Sussex, BN20 0AA

Birling Manor Farm is now owned by the Beachy Head Brewing Company, which started up on the 31st October 2006. The adjacent Seven Sisters Sheep Centre used to be part of the farm. Birling Manor itself is available for weddings.

How to get here from Eastbourne Waterboard Road:

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Road: Turn right out of the car park and follow Jevington Road to East Dean. When you reach the A259, turn left and then turn right into Gilbert's Drive; follow this until you reach the Sheep Centre and the manor farm as the road bears right into Birling Gap Road. (1.6 miles, 5m) +

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General Directions to get to this location.

Parking Details

Roadside.

This location is private and has no or limited access only. The farm is private, but you can walk around the outside along Birling Gap Road, or follow the bridlepath around the other side.

 

Access: privateStatus: unknownFarm buildings

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Photograph taken: 8th March 2007 by Chuck Foster

The War Games (1)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 2 Apr 1969
The Doctor spies on the farm through some binoculars.

 

Additional Notes:

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The southern part of the manor farm now forms part of the guest houses for weddings; it isn't possible to tell how the buildings lay in that area. The chimney on the manor house seems the only focal point.

 

Access: privateStatus: recognisableBarn

Photo

Photograph taken: 8th March 2007 by Chuck Foster

The War Games (2)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 1 Apr 1969
Jamie and the Redcoat try to make their escape.

 

Additional Notes:

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This is the only recognisable building visible from the roadside (at a 90° angle); you can see it roughly as filmed from the bridlepath on the far side of the farm.

Other nearby locations:

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Seven Sisters Country Park (The War Games). Road (3.3 miles, 7m) : Head north along Gilbert's Drive into East Dean, then turn left onto the A259. Follow this along until you reach the country park on the right. Parking Car park for the country park. Price: 2.00 for two hours.

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Eastbourne Waterboard Road (The War Games). Road (1.6 miles, 5m) : Head north along Gilbert's Drive into East Dean, then turn left onto the A259. turn right into Old Willingdon Road, and then bear left onto Jevington Road. There is a forest car park just along on the left. Parking Friston car park (1.50)

Additional locations as the crow flies:

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The Lane (The War Games): 2.96 miles.

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Telscombe Cliffs (The Trial of a Time Lord ("Mindwarp")): 11.02 miles.

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Sheepcote Valley (The War Games): 14.48 miles.

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Brighton Beach (The Leisure Hive): 16.06 miles.

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