Last Alteration: Sunday 07 April 2013

Royal Alexander and Albert School

GPS Coordinates

51°15'22"-00°10'06" show decimal

Google Earth

Location Point

Royal Alexander and Albert School
Rocky Lane, Merstham, Surrey

Gatton Park is a large estate in Surrey, formerly owned by the Monson family, and then bought by the Colman family (of mustard fame) in 1888. It was purchased by the School in 1948. The park suffered from decline through lack of funds for many years, but is now being restored by the Gatton Trust.

How to get here:

»

Road: M25 - Exit the M25 at junction 8 and head south on the A217 towards Reigate. Take the next left onto Gatton Bottom and continue along here until you reach Rocky Lane on the right. Turn into the lane and the school/park are on the right-hand side, as the road bears left. Parking: unknown. +

 

Access: visitorStatus: alteredEngine Pond

Photo

Photograph taken: 1st February 2009 by Chuck Foster

"I believe Engine Pond is the one in the park where filming took place for the fight between Goth and the Doctor, but there has been extensive dredging and repair of the pond and gardens so it isn't certain!"

[view all photos in this album]

The Deadly Assassin (3-4)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 30 Jul 1976
The Doctor and Goth fight in a lake

 

 

Access: visitorStatus: alteredPathway

Photo

Photograph taken: 1st February 2009 by Chuck Foster

"This a generic path through the foliage - one path looks like another, pretty much!"

[view all photos in this album]

The Deadly Assassin (3)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 29 Jul 1976
The Doctor makes his way through the jungle

The Deadly Assassin (3)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 29 Jul 1976
The Hunter follows the Doctor's trail

 

Other nearby locations:

»

St Anne's Hospital (The Invasion of Time). Road: Exiting the school/park gates, head straight-ahead and follow the road until it reaches the main A23 London Road. Turn right and follow the road into Redhill. When you reach the roundabout, take the left exit and follow this around past the station to the next roundabout where you go left again, under the railway bridge. Take the next left into Noke Drive and then left again into St. Anne's Road.

»

Buckland Sand and Silica Co Ltd (The Seeds of Doom). Road: Exiting the school/park gates, turn left, and follow the road to the end, turning left again into Gatton Bottom. Turn left onto the A217 towards Reigate. Follow the one-way system around the town centre and then head west on the A25 towards Dorking. The quarry is on the left as you approach Buckland. Parking you can park on the roadside on Lawrence Lane, near a public footpath

Additional locations as the crow flies:

»

Beachfields Quarry (Frontier in Space, The Invasion of Time, Planet of the Daleks): 1.29 miles.

»

Betchworth Quarry (The Deadly Assassin, Genesis of the Daleks): 4.44 miles.

»

Kenley Aerodrome (The Mind Robber, Children of Earth: Day Two, Children of Earth: Day Three): 4.55 miles.

Further links about the location:

»

Royal Alexander and Albert School - Official website

»

Gatton Park - Visitors website

Also seen in:

»

Blake's 7: Trial: The planet surface.

Related Stories

»

The Deadly Assassin [28-30 Jul 1976] (Lake): The Matrix jungle/lake

Information, downloads, photographs and other media are provided for reference and for personal use only (planning visits etc.) - they remain the copyright of their respective authors and may not be duplicated on any other website or media without prior permission.

All screen captures are the copyright of the BBC and appear here as reference to illustrate the location in comparison with how it looked at the time of filming and the present day; no attempt is made to supercede this or any other copyright.






Webpage meets XHTML+RDFa standard Webpage meets CSS standard

Page visited 6873 times

THE LOCATIONS GUIDE IS COPYRIGHT © 2014 CHUCK FOSTER AND HOSTED BY NEWS IN TIME AND SPACE LTD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

DOCTOR WHO IS COPYRIGHT © BRITISH BROADCASTING CORPORATION (BBC) 1963, 2014.
NO INFRINGEMENT OF THIS COPYRIGHT IS EITHER IMPLIED OR INTENDED.