Last Alteration: Sunday 07 April 2013

Granville Park

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52°42'31"-02°25'02" show decimal

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Granville Park
Lodge Road, Donnington Wood, Telford, Shropshire

Formerly known as Granville Colliery Spoil Heaps

Granville Colliery was the last deep coal mine left in Shropshire until it's closure in November 1979. The area has now become a nature reserve, with the old coal spoil heaps becoming heathland.

How to get here:

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Road: M54 - Exit the M54 at junction 5, and follow the A5(T) to the next roundabout, with the A442. Head north until you reach the junction with the B4373 and then head east towards Donnington Wood. Once you pass the Asda, cross over the next roundabout onto Granville Road and then follow this until you reach the nature reserve car park. +

Parking Details

Nature Reserve car park (free).

 

Access: publicStatus: unknownHeaps

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Photograph taken: 5th March 2007 by Chuck Foster

"23 years of natural growth would make it hard to spot the right heap. These are opposite the car park near to the old furnace buildings."

The Mark of the Rani (1)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 27 Oct 1984
The Doctor and Peri do not arrive at Kew Gardens!

 

 

Access: publicStatus: unknownField

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Photograph taken: 5th March 2007 by Chuck Foster

"Difficult to tell after 23 years, but this field is by the nature reserve, near to the car park (just up the bank from the road)."

The Mark of the Rani (1)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 22 Oct 1984
The Doctor wonders why the scarecrow seems so effective ...

 

Other nearby locations:

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Blists Hill Victorian Town (The Mark of the Rani). Road (8.3 miles, 17m) : Turn right out of the car park and head along Granville Road. Cross the roundbout onto the B4373 and continue along until you reach the roundabout with the A442. Turn left and then head south along the A442, passing Telford and then follow it as it bears left and then immediately exit to the roundabout with the A4169 (signposted for Ironbridge Gorge). Go round the roundabout and head under the A442, and then cross over the next roundabout along Kemberton Road. At the next roundabout take the second exit onto Legges Way (signposted Victorian Town). Blists Hill will be on the left hand side. Parking Blists Hill car park (free)

Additional locations as the crow flies:

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Coalport China Museum (The Mark of the Rani): 6.39 miles.

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Gladstone Pottery Museum (The Trial of a Time Lord ("The Ultimate Foe")): 22.62 miles.

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Bewdley (Steam Railway) (Black Orchid): 23.53 miles.

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St. Paul's Church (Doctor Who Series Seven Part 2): 26.47 miles.

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BBC (Pebble Mill): 27.72 miles.

Further links about the location:

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Shropshire Wildlife Trust - Granville Park

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Coal Mining History Resource Centre - 1950s map showing the old colliery location

Related Stories

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The Mark of the Rani [22-23 Oct 1984]: The TARDIS lands near an old coal mining community.

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