Last Alteration: Sunday 07 April 2013

St Bartholomew's Church

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50°48'52"-02°05'29" show decimal

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St Bartholomew's Church
Shapwick, Dorset

How to get here:

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Road: A350 - The A350 runs between Poole and Blandford Forum; when you reach the junction with the B3075 (near Spetisbury), turn into the opposite road, heading northeast and crossing the river. Follow this road as it bears right and then heads up a hill (single track), and this eventually arrives at Shapwick. Turn right at the crossroads to the church. +

Parking Details

church car park

 

Access: publicStatus: recognisableChurch Gate

Photo

Photograph taken: 16th September 2006 by Chuck Foster

The Awakening (1)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 20 Jul 1983
The Doctor, Tegan and Turlough exit the church gates.

 

Photo

Photograph taken: 16th September 2006 by Chuck Foster

The Awakening (1)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 20 Jul 1983
Willow's guards surround the Doctor and companions.

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

 

Additional Notes:

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The lych-gate was a prop for the production and was never part of the church itself (there's a famous out-take where the horse knocks the gate down!).

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The car park was built for the church during the 1990s, though you would hardly have thought so from the stone wall!

 

Access: publicStatus: recognisableGraves

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«prev photo next photo»Photograph taken: 16th September 2006 by Chuck Foster

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The Awakening (1)
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The Awakening (1)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 20 Jul 1983
The Doctor shows Will the dates on headstones proving he's travelled to the future.

 

Photo

Photograph taken: 16th September 2006 by Chuck Foster

The Awakening (1)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 20 Jul 1983
The "beggar" watches activity from behind a gravestone.

 

Additional Notes:

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The headstone bearing the date was a prop, added to the end of the existing row, and blended in perfectly with the originals!

 

Access: publicStatus: recognisableChurch Doors

Photo

Photograph taken: 16th September 2006 by Chuck Foster

The Awakening (1)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 20 Jul 1983
The Doctor and Will enter the church, not realising they've been spotted.

 

Photo

Photograph taken: 16th September 2006 by Chuck Foster

The Awakening (1)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 19 Jul 1983
Tegan and Turlough run from the church.

 

 

Access: publicStatus: recognisableChurch Profile

Photo

Photograph taken: 16th September 2006 by Chuck Foster

The Awakening (2)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 19 Jul 1983
The church is about to explode as the Malus dies!

 

Additional Notes:

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This was actually a model shot, but the photograph shows how accurately the model was made to the actual church building!

Where to walk to next?

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Shapwick (The Awakening). Walk along Church Street up to the main village square with the cross.

Other nearby locations:

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Tarrant Monkton (The Awakening). Road (6.7 miles, 24m) : Follow Church Street and across onto 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.

Additional locations as the crow flies:

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Bishops Court Farm (The Awakening): 0.12 miles.

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Masters Pit (The Caves of Androzani): 9.19 miles.

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Binnegar Heath Sand Pit (Destiny of the Daleks): 9.21 miles.

Related Stories

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

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