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Blists Hill: Furnace Bank

Blists Hill: Furnace Bank

Furnace Bank is a road that runs down the hill from the High Street to The Green.

How to get here from Blists Hill Victorian Town:

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Walk: Walk down the High Street; when you reach the candle factory, head right onto Furnace Bank, and the Harness Makers is on the left. +

 

Access: admissionStatus: recognisableSouth to Harness Makers

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Photograph taken: 5th March 2007 by Chuck Foster

The Mark of the Rani (1)
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Filmed: 23 Oct 1984
The old woman watches the cart carrying the Doctor head into the village.

 

Additional Notes:

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Since filming, the open ground after the harness-makers is now home to the Baker and and Estate Office.

 

Access: admissionStatus: recognisableThe Harness Makers

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Photograph taken: 5th March 2007 by Chuck Foster

The Mark of the Rani (1)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 23 Oct 1984
The old woman leads her visitors into the Bath House.

 

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Photograph taken: 5th March 2007 by Chuck Foster

The Mark of the Rani (1)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 24 Oct 1984
The woman checks to see if any others are coming.

 

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Photograph taken: 5th March 2007 by Chuck Foster

The Mark of the Rani (2)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 26 Oct 1984
The Doctor and Peri sneak back into the Rani's hideout.

 

Additional Notes:

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The harness-maker's has been extended since filming took place, featuring a second window on the side wall.

 

Access: admissionStatus: recognisableUndertaker's Yard

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Photograph taken: 5th March 2007 by Chuck Foster

The Mark of the Rani (1)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 24 Oct 1984
The rioters attack an old man.

 

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Photograph taken: 5th March 2007 by Chuck Foster

The Mark of the Rani (1)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 26 Oct 1984
The Master watches the old woman going into the bath house.

 

 

Access: admissionStatus: recognisableLooking North

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Photograph taken: 5th March 2007 by Chuck Foster

The Mark of the Rani (1)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 23 Oct 1984
The Drayman brings the Doctor and Peri to the village.

 

Additional Notes:

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The green is now the Estate Office and Bakers.

 

Access: admissionStatus: recognisableSouth to Ironworks

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Photograph taken: 5th March 2007 by Chuck Foster

The Mark of the Rani (1)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 26 Oct 1984
The Doctor is trapped on the trolley as it hurtles down the lane.

 

Where to walk to next?

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Blists Hill: High Street (The Mark of the Rani). Walk up Furnace Bank to the Sawmill and the Pleasure Gardens.

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Blists Hill: Mine (The Mark of the Rani). From Furnace Bank, turn into the alley beside the Harness Makers and walk up the path to the mine area.

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Blists Hill: Forest (The Mark of the Rani). Walk down Furnace Bank to The Green. Head past the green and then follow the path down past the farm into the forest. The glade is at the bottom.

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Blists Hill: Incline Plane, Miner's Walk (The Mark of the Rani). Walk down Furnace Bank to The Green. Continue along the road, passing the school and then the church, and this brings you to Incline Plane. The small shaft is on the right; continue along the path up the hill to find the mine entrance.

Other show-related mentions for the location:

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DVD Release - The DVD release includes a "Now and Then" featurette contrasting the location between when it was filmed and the modern day.

Further links about the location:

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Ironbridge Gorge Museums - Blists Hill Victorian Town

Related Stories

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The Mark of the Rani [23-27,30-31 Oct, 1 Nov 1984]: The village of Killingworth.

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