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Ramsbury Airfield

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51°25'35"-01°36'55" show decimal

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Ramsbury Airfield
nr Darrell's Farm, Ramsbury, Wiltshire

Ramsbury Airfield began construction in 1941 and was completed in August 1942. It was used by the US Air Force and the RAF during the Second World War, and closed in 1947. The airfield is derelict and not much remains, with the land now part of Darrell's Farm.

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Road: A4 - The junction towards Ramsbury airfield lies midway between Hungerford and Marlborough on the A4, on a road heading north to Ramsbury itself. The airfield lies near Darrell's Farm midway between the A4 and Ramsbury. +

Parking Details

There is a layby as the road turns south.

This location is private and has no or limited access only. This is a working farm and buildings/fields etc. are private; however it is possible to access the remaining airfield paving via public footpaths.

 

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The Dæmons (4)
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Filmed: 27 Apr 1971
The Doctor drives off the road to avoid being shot.

 

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Photograph taken: 17th April 2011 by Chuck Foster

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The Dæmons (4)
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Screen Shot
Filmed: 27 Apr 1971
The Doctor drives off the road to avoid being shot.

 

 

Access: publicStatus: recognisabledot Fielddot

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Photograph taken: 28th November 2009 by Chuck Foster

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The Dæmons (4)
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Screen Shot
Filmed: 27 Apr 1971
The Doctor rides along the road.

 

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Photograph taken: 17th April 2011 by Chuck Foster

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The Dæmons (4)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 27 Apr 1971
Bert shoots at the Doctor

 

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Photograph taken: 17th April 2011 by Chuck Foster

"It looks like the Doctor runs across the field that Bert originally shot at him from!"

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The Dæmons (4)
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Filmed: 27 Apr 1971
The Doctor flees from Bert.

 

 

Access: publicStatus: recognisabledot Perimeter Roaddot

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The Dæmons (3)
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Filmed: 26 Apr 1971
Mike catches up with Bessie

 

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Photograph taken: 17th April 2011 by Chuck Foster

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The Dæmons (3)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 26 Apr 1971
The Doctor drives to meet the Brigadier

 

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Photograph taken: 17th April 2011 by Chuck Foster

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The Dæmons (3)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 26 Apr 1971
Mike warns the Doctor about the helicopter.

 

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Photograph taken: 17th April 2011 by Chuck Foster

"It isn't entirely clear how far along the perimeter road the chase takes place; it seems that the "side road" ahead of Bessie is the one leading to the barns, but the road seems wider - however other shots seems to show the "thinner" road ahead was more overgrown."

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The Dæmons (3)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 26 Apr 1971
Bessie is chased by the helicopter.

 

Additional Notes:

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The barns in the background were being built at the time of filming.

 

Access: publicStatus: recognisabledot Airstripdot

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Photograph taken: 28th November 2009 by Chuck Foster

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The Dæmons (3)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 23 Apr 1971

The Dæmons (4)
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Filmed: 23 Apr 1971
The Doctor leaves instructions with Osgood

The Dæmons (4)
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Filmed: 23 Apr 1971

 

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Photograph taken: 28th November 2009 by Chuck Foster

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The Dæmons (4)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 23 Apr 1971
The heat barrier is rigged up ready for the Doctor's device to operate.

The Dæmons (5)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 23 Apr 1971
The Brigadier heads through the heat barrier

 

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The Dæmons (2)Screen Shot
Filmed: 26-27 Apr 1971

The Dæmons (2)Screen Shot
Filmed: 26-27 Apr 1971

The Dæmons (2)Screen Shot
Filmed: 26-27 Apr 1971

The Dæmons (2)Screen Shot
Filmed: 26-27 Apr 1971

The Dæmons (2)Screen Shot
Filmed: 26-27 Apr 1971

The Dæmons (2)Screen Shot
Filmed: 26-27 Apr 1971

The Dæmons (2)Screen Shot
Filmed: 26-27 Apr 1971

The Dæmons (2)Screen Shot
Filmed: 26-27 Apr 1971

Additional Notes:

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The position of this junction is not confirmed, but is based upon the buildings that can be seen aerially nearby.

Other Airstrip Shots

The Dæmons (3)Screen Shot
Filmed: 23 Apr 1971

The Dæmons (3)Screen Shot
Filmed: 23 Apr 1971

The Dæmons (5)Screen Shot
Filmed: 23 Apr 1971

The Dæmons (5)Screen Shot
Filmed: 23 Apr 1971

Unknown

The Dæmons (3)Screen Shot
Filmed: 26 Apr 1971

The Dæmons (3)Screen Shot
Filmed: 26 Apr 1971

Additional Notes:

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This is on the airfield somewhere ... !

Other nearby locations:

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Oaken Coppice (lane) (The Dæmons). Road: Head north towards Ramsbury. Once across the river, and turn right into Newtown Road. Follow this to the junction with the B4192 then continue straight across onto Oaken Coppice Lane. Parking roadside (note: narrow lane)

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Aldbourne (The Dæmons). Road: Head north towards Ramsbury. Once across the river, turn right and then left into Union Street; this becomes Crowood Lane. At the end, turn left onto the B4192 towards Aldbourne. Parking There is free parking near to the village pond.

Additional locations as the crow flies:

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Membury Hall Lane (Planet of the Spiders): 3.82 miles.

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Membury Crossroads (Planet of the Spiders): 3.89 miles.

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Ady Godwin Car Repairs (The Dæmons): 4.18 miles.

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Half Mile Road (Planet of the Spiders): 4.21 miles.

Further links about the location:

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Ramsbury Airfield - Details on the creation and use of Ramsbury Airfield

Related Stories

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The Dæmons [23,26-27 Apr 1971]

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