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Little Butser

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50°58'55"-00°58'35" show decimal

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Little Butser
Butser Hill, Queen Elizabeth Country Park, Horndean, Hampshire

Formerly known as Butser Ancient Farm Project

The original Butser Ancient Farm project was founded here in 1972 by experimental archaeologist Peter Reynolds to test archaeological ideas. This site was closed down in 1989, and in 1991 a new site opened about 2 miles from the original at Bascomb Copse, near Charlton.

How to get here:

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Road: A3 - Exit the A3 at Butser Ancient Farm, south of Petersfield. Turn left and follow the road over the A3, then turn right. Turn left onto Petersfield Road, and then right onto Hogs Lodge Lane, and then follow the lane up to the Butser Hill picnic area. +

Parking Details

Picnic Area car park.

Where to walk

Walk up the hill to the transmitter, and then head north-east to the trees; bear left by them and this leads to Little Butser. ~15m

 

Access: publicStatus: recognisableOverview of site from hill

Photo

«prev photo next photo»Photograph taken: 5th May 2008 by Chuck Foster

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The Mysterious Planet
Screen Shot
Filmed: 25 Nov 2004
The village of the Free.

 

Additional Notes:

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The site of the village is best viewed from above (and saves you the walk down the steep hill!), as from here you can make out where the settlement was originally layed out. See also the model view that still remains at the Country Park Vistor Centre.

 

Access: publicStatus: recognisableSite to the east

Photo

Photograph taken: 5th May 2008 by Chuck Foster

The Mysterious Planet (1)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 25 Nov 2004
Glitz and Dibber are taken to the camp.

The Mysterious Planet (1)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 25 Nov 2004
Peri is dragged to the camp.

 

 

Access: publicStatus: recognisableSite to the north

Photo

Photograph taken: 5th May 2008 by Chuck Foster

The Mysterious Planet (2)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 25 Nov 2004
Peru follows Dibber away from the camp.

 

 

Access: publicStatus: recognisableSite to the south

Photo

Photograph taken: 5th May 2008 by Chuck Foster

The Mysterious Planet (2)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 25 Nov 2004
Dibber runs off after setting a bomb by the transmitter.

 

Other nearby locations:

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Queen Elizabeth Country Park (The Trial of a Time Lord ("Mysterious Planet"), Revelation of the Daleks). Road (6.7 miles, 12m) : Follow the road back down from the car park, then at the end turn left and then left again. Join the A3 and then follow it up to the Buriton turn-off. Turn right to re-join the A3 southbound. At the next junction (Queen Elizabeth Park), and then follow the road to the visitor centre. Parking Visitor Area car park.

Additional locations as the crow flies:

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Bolinge Hill Farm (Revelation of the Daleks): 1.47 miles.

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IBM North Harbour Building (Revelation of the Daleks): 10.77 miles.

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Charlton (Terror of the Zygons): 11.52 miles.

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Ambersham Common (Terror of the Zygons): 11.98 miles.

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Fraser Gunnery Range (The Sea Devils): 13.75 miles.

Production Notes:

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BBC documentation for the outside broadcast location places the address as "Pidham Hill, East Meon", which is actually some distance away. This might have been a base location initially before heading onto to the hill itself.

Notable photos/media relating to the location:

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Megalithic Portal - Photo of the farm site, circa 1973

Further links about the location:

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Butser Ancient Farm - Official website

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Megalithic Portal - Little Butser, site of the original ancient farm project

Related Stories

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The Trial of a Time Lord ("Mysterious Planet") [10-11 Apr 1986]

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