Last Alteration: Sunday 07 April 2013

The Phoenix

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50°19'53"-04°45'23" show decimal

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The Phoenix
Square Sail Shipyard Limited, Charlestown Harbour, Charlestown, St. Austell, Cornwall, PL25 3NJ

The Phoenix is a Danish ship, built in 1929 by Hjorne & Jakobsen; it was used as an Evangelical Mission Schooner for 20 years before being used for carrying cargo. After a fire the ship was bought in 1974 and converted into a Brigatine; in 1988 it was bought by Square Sail and was completely refitted.

The ship has appeared in shows like Hornblower, Moll Flanders and The Scarlet Pimpernel.

Admission: The ship is open to the public during the summer (when not being used for filming etc.), small admission charge.

How to get here:

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Rail: St Austell Station - The best bet is to catch local Western Greyhound services 523 or 525 to the Harbour. +

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Road: A30 - Follow the A30 west from Bodmin, then turn left onto the A391. Follow this all the way to Charlestown/St Austell, then turn right onto the A390. Continue onto the roundabout, turning left onto Charlestown Road, which leads to the harbour. +

Parking Details

car park

 

Access: admissionStatus: recognisableThe Ship

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Photograph taken: 26th July 2011 by Dave Hover

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The Curse of the Black Spot
Screen Shot
Filmed: 1 Feb 2011
The rowboat approaches the ship.

 

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Photograph taken: 26th July 2011 by Dave Hover

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The Curse of the Black Spot
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Filmed: 1 Feb 2011
The Doctor walks the plank.

 

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Photograph taken: 26th July 2011 by Dave Hover

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The Curse of the Black Spot
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Filmed: 1 Feb 2011
Avery and the Doctor discuss the ocean.

 

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Photograph taken: 26th July 2011 by Dave Hover

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The Curse of the Black Spot
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Filmed: 1 Feb 2011
Avery's crew approach the mysterious banging.

The Curse of the Black Spot
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Filmed: 1 Feb 2011
Amy is grabbed to stop her interfering.

The Curse of the Black Spot
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Filmed: 2 Feb 2011
Amy fights the pirates!

 

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Photograph taken: 26th July 2011 by Dave Hover

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The Curse of the Black Spot
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Filmed: 3 Feb 2011
The Siren arrives for Rory.

The Curse of the Black Spot
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Filmed: 3 Feb 2011
The Siren dives for Rory.

 

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Photograph taken: 26th July 2011 by Dave Hover

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The Curse of the Black Spot
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Filmed: 1 Feb 2011
A pirate meets his fate ...

The Curse of the Black Spot
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Filmed: 3 Feb 2011
The companions try to keep the ship under control in the storm.

 

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Photograph taken: 26th July 2011 by Dave Hover

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The Curse of the Black Spot
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Filmed: 1 Feb 2011
The pirates come aboard.

The Curse of the Black Spot
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Filmed: 2 Feb 2011
Amy faces off against the pirates.

 

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Photograph taken: 26th July 2011 by Dave Hover

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The Curse of the Black Spot
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Filmed: 2 Feb 2011
Amy swings at the pirates.

The Curse of the Black Spot
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Filmed: 2 Feb 2011
The crew are held in awe by the Siren

The Curse of the Black Spot
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Filmed: 3 Feb 2011
The siren calls Toby.

The Curse of the Black Spot
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Filmed: 3 Feb 2011
The Doctor pricks everyone ready to travel to the "other side".

 

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Photograph taken: 26th July 2011 by Dave Hover

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The Curse of the Black Spot
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Filmed: 2 Feb 2011
The Siren calls her "victim" ...

 

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Photograph taken: 26th July 2011 by Dave Hover

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The Curse of the Black Spot
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Filmed: 1 Feb 2011
Becalmed ...

 

 

Access: publicStatus: recognisableIn Profile 

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Photograph taken: 26th July 2011 by Dave Hover

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The Curse of the Black Spot
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Filmed: n/a
The ship is caught in the storm.

 

Additional Notes:

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Though the shot on screen was CGI, the ship's profile can be seen in reality, and from the dockside without needing to pay admission.

Additional locations as the crow flies:

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Trenethick Barton (The Smugglers): 26.90 miles.

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St Grada Church (The Smugglers): 30.85 miles.

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Church Cove (The Smugglers): 31.40 miles.

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Headland Warren (The Sontaran Experiment): 43.76 miles.

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Trethewey Farm (The Smugglers): 44.27 miles.

Filming Reports:

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1 Feb 2011: Album - Photos/Video for filming on the ship for The Curse of the Black Spot

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2 Feb 2011: Album - Photos/Video for filming on the ship for The Curse of the Black Spot

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3 Feb 2011: Album - Photos/Video for filming on the ship for The Curse of the Black Spot

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3 Feb 2011: Keith Eden's Project Web Site - Doctor Who comes to Charlestown 2nd & 3rd Feb 2011

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1-3 Feb 2011: YouTube: p5yk1t - Pictures and Video from filming for The Curse of the Black Spot

Production Notes:

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A photo montage from filming can be seen at an exhibition on one of the other ships.

In the News:

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11 Sep 2012: Daily Mail - "That's really pushing the boat out! 18th century harbour which featured in Alice In Wonderland on sale for 4.4m (and it comes with two beaches and ice cream parlour)"

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4 Feb 2011: BBC Cornwall - "Dr Who is filmed in Charlestown"

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3 Feb 2011: Daily Mail - "Get back, ye scurvy dogs! Karen Gillan wields her sword as she gets ready to battle pirates in new Doctor Who scenes"

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2 Feb 2011: The Sun - "Yo ho Who! Amy is a booty"

Notable photos/media relating to the location:

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21 Apr 2012: YouTube - Video about the Phoenix (src :Cloister Bell)

Further links about the location:

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Square Sail - Details of the Phoenix

Related Stories

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The Curse of the Black Spot [1-3 Feb 2011]: The good ship Fancy

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