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Shapwick

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50°48'53"-02°05'20" show decimal

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Shapwick
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The village of Shapwick can be dated from the Domesday Book (when it was known as Scapewic), though much of it was destroyed in a fire and then more cottages demolished in the 1950s, leaving few of the original cottages surviving. The village is also home to "The Shapwick Monster" ...

How to get here from St Bartholomew's Church:

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Walk: Walk along Church Street up to the main village square with the cross. +

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General Directions to get to this location.

Parking Details

church car park

 

Access: publicStatus: recognisableThe Cross

Photo

Photograph taken: 16th September 2006 by Chuck Foster

The Awakening (1)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 20 Jul 1983
Wolsey and Willow's search party look around the village.

 

Photo

Photograph taken: 16th September 2006 by Chuck Foster

The Awakening (1)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 20 Jul 1983
Using the telephone isn't part of the "game"!

 

 

Access: publicStatus: recognisableChurch Street

Photo

Photograph taken: 16th September 2006 by Chuck Foster

The Awakening (1)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 20 Jul 1983
Willow approaches the Doctor's party at the church.

The Awakening (2)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 20 Jul 1983
The Doctor races back to the church to deal with the Malus.

 

Where to walk to next?

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Bishops Court (The Awakening). From the cross walk along West Street until you reach the manor as the road bears right.

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Bishops Court Farm (The Awakening). From the cross walk along West Street until you reach the farm as the road bears right.

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St Bartholomew's Church (The Awakening). From the cross walk down Church Street and bear right; the church is at the end of the road.

Other nearby locations:

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Tarrant Monkton (The Awakening). Road (6.6 miles, 24m) : Follow the High Street out of the village and then turn left onto the B3082. Follow this to Tarrant Keyneston and then turn right at the crossroads. Continue along this road as it bears right through Tarrant Rawston/Tarrant Rushton, and then follow it around to the left into Tarrant Monkton. The ford is at the end of the High Street to the north of the village. Parking: roadside.

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Winspit Quarry (Destiny of the Daleks, The Underwater Menace). Road (21 miles, 51m) : Head out of Shapwick along West Street and follow the road as it bears left and then turn left onto the A350. Keep on the A350 as it crosses the A31 and continue along it until you reach the A3049 dual carriageway. Turn right and then head towards the A351 and Wareham. At a main roundabout, continue towards Swanage on the A351. After Corfe Castle, the B3069 is signposted to Worth Matravers and follow this until you reach a junction with a road leading to the vilage itself. Parking: 1.00 at the car park. Parking There is a public car park as you enter the village. 1.00 for the day.

Additional locations as the crow flies:

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Masters Pit (The Caves of Androzani): 9.24 miles.

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Binnegar Heath Sand Pit (Destiny of the Daleks): 9.26 miles.

Further links about the location:

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West Somerset Railway - History of Shapwick

Related Stories

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The Awakening [20 Jul 1983]: Little Hodcombe (Main Square)

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