Last Alteration: Sunday 07 April 2013

Blists Hill: High Street

Blists Hill: High Street

The High Street runs from the museum entrance through to the branch with Colliery Lane to the mine and Furnace Bank down to The Green.

 

Access: admissionStatus: demolishedSite of Inn

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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 miners leave the pub to go to the bath house.

The Mark of the Rani (1)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 23 Oct 1984
Peri thanks the Drayman for bringing them to the village.

 

Additional Notes:

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The Inn collapsed down the bank in 1985, and the Pleasure Gardens have been grown in its place.

 

Access: admissionStatus: recognisableSawmill

Photo

Photograph taken: 5th March 2007 by Chuck Foster

The Mark of the Rani (1)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 23 Oct 1984
The Doctor confidently strides to the pit.

The Mark of the Rani (1)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 24 Oct 1984
The Master tells the rioters to "Hold Hard!"

 

 

Access: admissionStatus: recognisableThe Candle Factory

Photo

Photograph taken: 5th March 2007 by Chuck Foster

The Mark of the Rani (1)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 23 Oct 1984
The miners make their way from the mine.

The Mark of the Rani (1)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 24 Oct 1984
The rioters discuss their "issues" with the Master.

 

 

Access: admissionStatus: recognisableLooking up Colliery Lane

Photo

Photograph taken: 5th March 2007 by Chuck Foster

The Mark of the Rani (1)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 24 Oct 1984
The miners make their way from the mine.

The Mark of the Rani (1)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 23 Oct 1984
The Doctor confidently makes his way into the pit.

 

Additional Notes:

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The gates to the mine were a prop for the story.

Where to walk to next?

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Blists Hill: Mine (The Mark of the Rani). At the candle factory, head left along Colliery Lane to the mine area.

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Blists Hill: Furnace Bank (The Mark of the Rani). At the candle factory, head right onto Furnace Bank, and the Harness Makers is on the left.

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Blists Hill Victorian Town (The Mark of the Rani). Walk up the High Street past the printing shop etc. until you reach the bank, and then head to the shop and exit.

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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