Last Alteration: Wednesday 16 April 2014

Fields House

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51°35'18"-03°00'47" show decimal

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Fields House
18 Fields Park Avenue, Allt-Yr-Yn, Newport, NP20 5BE

Fields House is a listed building and has been empty for some time. In 2005 it was proposed that the building be refurbished into flats. with further flats to be built in the grounds.

15 Jul 2010: The "Doctor Who" half of the house had planning permission in April for renovation work; the other half of the house is completed and now has people living there.

How to get here:

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Road: M4 - Exit the M4 at junction 26, and head south on the A4051. At the next roundabout (Harlequins), take the third exit onto the B4241 (Queen's Hill), and follow it left at the roundabout. This becomes Queen's Hill Crescent. At the end, turn right onto Pentonville, and this becomes Fields Road. Fields Park Road will be on the right hand side, and Fields Park Avenue is off this on the right. (1.6 miles, 5m) +

Parking Details

Roadside

This location is private and has no or limited access only. This house is a private residence, photos on the grounds and in the house are taken with the kind permission of the estate

 

Access: publicStatus: recognisableFields Park Road Entrance

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«prev photo next photo»Photograph taken: 7th September 2009 by Chuck Foster

"The pathways are getting very overgrown."

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Blink
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Filmed: 23-25,29-30 Nov 2006
Sally makes her way towards Wester Drumlins.

Blink
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Filmed: 23-25,29-30 Nov 2006
Sally and Kathy head towards the house.

 

Additional Notes:

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The gates on screen aren't there now - they were most likely props.

 

Access: publicStatus: recognisableFields Park Avenue Entrance

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«prev photo next photo»Photograph taken: 7th September 2009 by Chuck Foster

"The doors have been boarded up due to unwanted visitors breaking in."

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Blink
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Front of house.

 

Additional Notes:

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Seen in Doctor Who Confidential, "Do You Remember The First Time?"

 

Access: publicStatus: recognisableSide Window

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Photograph taken: 11th April 2009 by Dave Edwards

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Blink
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Side Windows

 

Additional Notes:

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Seen in Doctor Who Confidential, "Do You Remember The First Time?"

 

Access: privateStatus: recognisableOutside the house

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«prev photo next photo»Photograph taken: 27th January 2010 by Dave Edwards

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Blink
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Filmed: 23-25,29-30 Nov 2006
Sally and Larry arrive back at the house.

 

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«prev photo next photo»Photograph taken: 11th April 2009 by Dave Edwards

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Blink
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Filmed: 23-25,29-30 Nov 2006
The Angels watch Sally as she leaves the house.

 

 

Access: privateStatus: recognisableThe "duck" room

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Photograph taken: 27th January 2010 by Dave Edwards

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Blink
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Filmed: 23-25,29-30 Nov 2006
Sally explores the old house.

Blink
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Filmed: 23-25,29-30 Nov 2006
Sally and Larry are confronted by an angel!

 

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Photograph taken: 27th January 2010 by Dave Edwards

"The words from the story are there but painted over ... except curiously for the "no"!"

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Blink
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Filmed: 23-25,29-30 Nov 2006
Sally reveals a sign warning her to duck ... NOW!

 

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Photograph taken: 27th January 2010 by Dave Edwards

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Blink
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Filmed: 23-25,29-30 Nov 2006
Looking around the room.

 

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Photograph taken: 27th January 2010 by Dave Edwards

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Blink
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Filmed: 23-25,29-30 Nov 2006
Larry sets up the Doctor's DVD message.

 

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«prev photo next photo»Photograph taken: 27th January 2010 by Dave Edwards

"Taken from inside the conservatory - the doorway into the house itself was closed."

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Blink
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Filmed: 23-25,29-30 Nov 2006
Sally and Kathy look around the room.

 

 

Access: privateStatus: recognisableThe hall

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Photograph taken: 27th January 2010 by Dave Edwards

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Blink
Screen Shot
Filmed: 23-25,29-30 Nov 2006
Sally and Kathy explore the house.

 

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Photograph taken: 27th January 2010 by Dave Edwards

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Blink
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Filmed: 23-25,29-30 Nov 2006
A letter for Sally?

Blink
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Filmed: 23-25,29-30 Nov 2006
Sally heads down to the cellars.

 

 

Access: privateStatus: recognisableThe landing

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Photograph taken: 27th January 2010 by Dave Edwards

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Blink
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Filmed: 23-25,29-30 Nov 2006
Sally explores upstairs.

 

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Photograph taken: 27th January 2010 by Dave Edwards

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Blink
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Filmed: 23-25,29-30 Nov 2006
Sally finds angel 'statues' all around her.

 

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Photograph taken: 27th January 2010 by Dave Edwards

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Blink
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Filmed: 23-25,29-30 Nov 2006
Sally takes the key.

 

Where to walk to next?

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Fields Park Avenue (Children of Earth: Day One). Fields Park Avenue runs around the northern side of the house. (0.1 miles)

Other nearby locations:

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St Woolos Cemetery (Blink, The Next Doctor, Doctor Who Series Seven Part 2). Road (1.2 miles, 4m) : Head west on Fields Park Avenue, then turn right onto Fields Park Road. Continue on until you reach the end, then turn left onto Risca Road. Follow the road until you reach Bassaleg Road, then turn left and continue until you reach the cemetery on the right. Parking Roadside

Additional locations as the crow flies:

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Newport Station (The Age of Steel): 0.57 miles.

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St Woolos Hospital (From Out Of The Rain): 0.64 miles.

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Melfort Road (Children of Earth: Day Five): 0.67 miles.

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Gaer Road (Children of Earth: Day Five): 0.71 miles.

Filming Reports:

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8-9 Aug 2012: Album - Filming for the Christmas Special in Doctor Who Series Seven Part 2.

In the News:

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9 Aug 2012: Daily Mail - "Introducing Clara: Jenna-Louise Coleman gets to work filming the Doctor Who Christmas special"

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9 Aug 2012: Metro - "Doctor Who Christmas special photos feature Time Lord's new sidekick Clara"

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9 Aug 2012: Express - "Jenna-Louise Coleman makes her Dr Who debut"

Other show-related mentions for the location:

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27 Jan 2010: Dave Edwards: I had an afternoon taking pics inside the grounds and house. It was a fantastic experience and the house is a relic stuck in a time warp... gas lamps on the walls, oak panelling in the rooms, beautiful ornate stairways, and ceilings so high you could perform a trapeze there! It was derelict, dusty and spooky, just like the episode. The house is actually in 2 parts. Work is being undertaken on the older side, the new side (an extension) side is where they did the filming. We had to go across the roof between the chimneys to enter the part where they did the filming via a rooflight. The layout is exactly the same as the episode and the house is no different at all... there is still evidence of filming there - the guy who came around with me didn't know what the dirty squares were on the walls, but it's where the beeb put up portraits and mirrors and dirtied the edges around them. Also - and this is the best bit - the room where Sally Sparrow uncovers writing by the doctor under the wallpaper ... the writing is still there!!! Admitedly, they have tried to cover it with what looks like red oxide paint but it's clear to see - one of the words "no" hasnt been covered. But the fireplace, the big double doors are all there and even the same wallpaper... hanging and tattered. The landing where Sally goes up and sees the angels with the TARDIS key is clearly visable, and also the front door and hall behind it. I was completley blown away by this location and I can tell you now I wouldn't stay the night in there... it's that spooky!

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6 Feb 2010: Dave Edwards on Facebook - Video walk-through of the house.

General Details:

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7 Sep 2009: A "For Sale" sign is up for the house, which seems to indicate the refurbishment plans have gone awry.

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21 Jan 2010: Dave Edwards: I went past the house last night and there seems to be some work going on inside the house. I rang the estate agents who have have this place up for sale, it's being sold in two halves apparently, and she said the Beeb had been up there just recently for more filming as she had given them the keys. I know the weeping angels aree in the Series 5 so perhaps that where they were again??

Related Stories

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Blink [23-25,29-30 Nov 2006]: Wester Drumlins House

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The Snowmen [8-9 Aug 2012]: Darkover House (Study/front garden)

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