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Ford's Hospital

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52°24'22"-01°30'37" show decimal

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Ford's Hospital
Alms House, Greyfriars Lane, Coventry, CV1 2GY

The hospital is a group of almshouses that were built in 1509 by William Ford for the poor. Though badly damaged by a bomb during WWII it has been restored to it's former glory.

How to get here from Cheylesmore Manor House:

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Walk: Head north through the gap opposite the manor house, then cross over New Union Street. Turn left, and then right at the church, and head between the buildings. Cross over and the hospital is just a little way along Greyfriars Lane. (0.2 miles, 3m) +

 

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«prev photo next photo»Photograph taken: 5th September 2009 by Chuck Foster

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The Shakespeare Code
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Filmed: 28 Aug 2009
Lileth is serenaded.

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Filmed: 28 Aug 2009
The Doctor and Martha arrive at Lileth's

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Filmed: 28 Aug 2009
The Doctor and Martha rush back to the Globe.

 

 

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Photograph taken: 5th September 2009 by Chuck Foster

"The courtyard is symetrical, but it would seem that the end doors match looking inwards from the street - maybe!"

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Walking through a narrow street.

 

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Photograph taken: 5th September 2009 by Chuck Foster

"Assuming filming was into the courtyard from the street then this should be the door!"

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Shakespeare talks to Martha.

 

Where to walk to next?

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Cheylesmore Manor House (The Shakespeare Code). Head south on Greyfriars Lane, then cross over and walk between the buildings towards the church. Cross over New Union Street, turning left and then right through a gap in the parade to the manor house. (0.2 miles, 3m)

Routes to more distant locations:

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Lord Leycester Hospital (The Shakespeare Code). Road (10.8, 18m) : Head south on Greyfriars Lane, then at the end turn right. Follow New Union Street as it bears left and left again to join the A4053 ringroad. Exit two junctions later and follow the A4114 and then A444 out of town. Cross the A45 roundabout onto the A46 and then follow this until you reach the M40. Take the first left on this roundbout and follow the A429 into Warwick. As you reach the High Street, the hospital is on the left. Parking parking on the side streets is free for two hours

Additional locations as the crow flies:

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BBC (Pebble Mill): 17.25 miles.

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St. Paul's Church (Doctor Who Series Seven Part 2): 17.54 miles.

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Ragley Hall (The Girl in the Fireplace): 21.72 miles.

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Wheelbarrow Castle Cottage (Spearhead from Space): 25.01 miles.

Filming Reports:

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28 Aug 2006: Historic Coventry - Photos from filming on 28th August

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28 Aug 2006: YouTube: Cortana133 - Video of filming on 28th August

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28 Aug 2006: David Hookham - Photos from filming on 28th August

Production Notes:

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The hospital serves as a way into Allhallows Street, and directly opposite is Cheylesmore Manor House - though in reality they are a few street away!

In the News:

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29 Aug 2006: Coventry Telegraph - "Dr Who's been sent to Coventry"

Further links about the location:

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Coventry Now and Then - Ford's Hospital

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The Coventry Pages - Ford's Hospital

Related Stories

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The Shakespeare Code [28 Aug 2006]: Elizabethan Streets

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