Last Alteration: Sunday 07 April 2013

Hillier Road

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51°21'45"-01°58'22" show decimal

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Hillier Road
Roundway, Devizes, Wiltshire

Formerly known as Le Marchant Barracks

The Le Marchant Barracks are named after Sir John Gaspard Le Marchant, commander of the 99th Regiment of Foot, and were completed in 1878. These were the regimental headquarters through to 1959, then became a museum. The site is now a housing estate.

How to get here:

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Road: M4 - Exit the M4 at junction 15 and head south on the A346, then turn right onto the B4005; alternatively exit at junction 16 and head east on the B4005. At Wroughton, turn south on the A4361 heading towards Avebury and Devizes. Cross the roundabout with the A4 at Beckhampton and follow the A361 on towards Devizes. As you reach Roundway, turn left onto Hambleton Avenue and then right into Hillier Road. (19.5 miles, 34m) +

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Road: A4 - Take the A4 to Beckhampton, then turn south towards Devizes on the A361. As you reach Roundway, turn left onto Hambleton Avenue and then right into Hillier Road. (6.2 miles, 10m) +

 

Access: publicStatus: recognisableMain Building

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Planet of the Spiders (2)
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Filmed: 13 Mar 1974
Lupton runs from UNIT HQ

Planet of the Spiders (2)
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Filmed: 13 Mar 1974
The Doctor and Benton give chase.

 

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Planet of the Spiders (2)
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Filmed: 13 Mar 1974
Lupton looks for a way to escape.

 

 

Access: publicStatus: recognisableFormer Car Park

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Planet of the Spiders (2)
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Filmed: 13 Mar 1974
Lupton asks about where the Doctor might be.

Planet of the Spiders (2)
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Filmed: 13 Mar 1974
Lupton runs for the Whomobile

 

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Planet of the Spiders (2)
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Filmed: 13 Mar 1974
A UNIT mechanic works on a landrover.

Planet of the Spiders (2)
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Filmed: 13 Mar 1974
The Brigadier heads across the car park, and attempts to stop Lupton.

 

 

Access: n/aStatus: n/aBefore-and-After Maps

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«prev photo next photo»Photograph taken: 22nd September 2009 by Paul Hawkins

"Googlemap View of the Barracks in 2002, when it still looked pretty much as it did in 1974"

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Additional Notes:

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Paul Hawkins was able to provide a couple of maps from Google showing the changes to the barracks

Routes to more distant locations:

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Aldbourne (The Dæmons). Road (21 miles, 36m) : Turn out left out of Hillier Road into Hambleton Avenue, then right onto the A361. Turn right on the roundabout with the A4 at Beckenham. When you reach Marlborough, turn left onto the A346. Turn left for Ogbourne St. George and then follow the road through the village and under the A346. This passes through Woodsend and then arrives at Aldbourne. Parking There is free parking near to the village pond.

Additional locations as the crow flies:

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Stonehenge (Doctor Who (TV Movie), The Pandorica Opens, The Big Bang): 14.19 miles.

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Ramsbury Airfield (The Dæmons): 16.04 miles.

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Four Barrows (The Dæmons): 16.96 miles.

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Oaken Coppice (lane) (The Dæmons): 18.40 miles.

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Dyrham Park (Night Terrors): 19.09 miles.

Notable photos/media relating to the location:

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9 Nov 2005: 28 Days Later - Forum photos of the Barracks at the time of redevelopment

Further links about the location:

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Wartime Memories - Account on an escape attempt by prisoners of war in 1944

Related Stories

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Planet of the Spiders [13 Mar 1974]: UNIT HQ

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