Last Alteration: Sunday 07 April 2013

St. Gwynno's Church

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51°39'03"-03°24'12" show decimal

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St. Gwynno's Church
Llanwonno, St. Gwynno Forest, Rhondda Valley

There has been a church here since the 7th Century.

How to get here:

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Bus: Bus and Coach Wales - Route 20B runs between Pontypridd and Llanwonno. +

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Road: A470 - Exit the A470 at Pontypridd (A4223), and head west into town, crossing the river and bearing left. Turn right into Gilliwastad Grove and follow it into Thomas Street. At the end turn left into Tyfica Road and then right into Graigwen Road. Follow this all the way to Llanwonno and St. Gwynnos Church. (6.7 miles, 20m) +

Parking Details

Roadside, or at the Brynffynon Hotel

 

Access: publicStatus: recognisableChurch Front

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Photograph taken: 6th June 2010 by Dave Edwards

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The Hungry Earth
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Filmed: 20-24 Oct 2009
The TARDIS arrives at a church.

 

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Photograph taken: 30th August 2010 by Dave Edwards

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The Hungry Earth
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Filmed: 20-24 Oct 2009
The TARDIS arrives at a church.

The Hungry Earth
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Filmed: 20-24 Oct 2009
Nasreen tells the Doctor she's coming with him!

 

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Photograph taken: 6th June 2010 by Dave Edwards

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The Hungry Earth
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Filmed: 20-24 Oct 2009
Rory is mistaken for a policeman by Ambrose and Elliot.

 

Photo

Photograph taken: 6th June 2010 by Dave Edwards

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The Hungry Earth
Screen Shot
Filmed: 20-24 Oct 2009
The Doctor surveys the church, spotting something odd with the grass...

The Hungry Earth
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Filmed: 20-24 Oct 2009
Ambrose wonders who Rory might be.

 

Photo

Photograph taken: 6th June 2010 by Dave Edwards

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Cold Blood
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Filmed: 20-24 Oct 2009
The group heads back to the church.

 

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Photograph taken: 6th June 2010 by Dave Edwards

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Cold Blood
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Filmed: 20-24 Oct 2009
Amy waves to future Amy.

Cold Blood
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Filmed: 20-24 Oct 2009
The Doctor realises what has come out of the Crack ...

 

 

Access: publicStatus: recognisableChurch Entrance

Photo

Photograph taken: 30th August 2010 by Dave Edwards

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The Hungry Earth
Screen Shot
Filmed: 20-24 Oct 2009
The group arrive back at the church.

The Hungry Earth
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Filmed: 20-24 Oct 2009
As darkness falls the group head back into the church

 

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Photograph taken: 30th August 2010 by Dave Edwards

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The Hungry Earth
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Filmed: 20-24 Oct 2009
Tony leads the way into the church

The Hungry Earth
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Filmed: 20-24 Oct 2009
Elliot is menaced by a dark figure.

 

Photo

Photograph taken: 6th June 2010 by Dave Edwards

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Cold Blood
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Filmed: 20-24 Oct 2009
The Doctor chats to Ambrose.

 

Photo

Photograph taken: 6th June 2010 by Dave Edwards

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The Hungry Earth
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Filmed: 20-24 Oct 2009
The group make base at the church.

The Hungry Earth
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Filmed: 20-24 Oct 2009
Elliot watches for something coming at him from the dark.

Cold Blood
Screen Shot
Filmed: 20-24 Oct 2009
The Doctor chats to Ambrose.

 

Photo

Photograph taken: 6th June 2010 by Dave Edwards

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Cold Blood
Screen Shot
Filmed: 20-24 Oct 2009
The Doctor chats to Ambrose.

 

 

Access: publicStatus: recognisableInside Church

Photo

Photograph taken: 30th August 2010 by Dave Edwards

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The Hungry Earth
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Filmed: 20-24 Oct 2009
The group set up base inside the church.

Cold Blood
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Filmed: 20-24 Oct 2009
Toby wonders what effect killing Alaya.

 

 

Access: publicStatus: recognisableThe Grave

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Photograph taken: 6th June 2010 by Dave Edwards

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The Hungry Earth
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Filmed: 20-24 Oct 2009
Rory is shown the grave where the body disappeared.

 

 

Access: publicStatus: recognisableBack

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Photograph taken: 6th June 2010 by Dave Edwards

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The Hungry Earth
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Filmed: 20-24 Oct 2009
The Doctor is curious about the drilling base.

Cold Blood
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Filmed: 20-24 Oct 2009
The group watch the drill explode

 

Photo

Photograph taken: 30th August 2010 by Dave Edwards

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The Hungry Earth
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Filmed: 20-24 Oct 2009
Elliot realises he is not alone outside.

 

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Photograph taken: 30th August 2010 by Dave Edwards

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The Hungry Earth
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Filmed: 20-24 Oct 2009
The Doctor and Rory head into where they've imprisoned Alaya.

 

 

Access: publicStatus: recognisableHillside

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Photograph taken: 6th June 2010 by Dave Edwards

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The Hungry Earth
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Filmed: 20-24 Oct 2009
Rory and Amy see themselves waving.

Cold Blood
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Filmed: 20-24 Oct 2009
Amy sees herself waving.

 

Additional locations as the crow flies:

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Rhondda Heritage Park (The Doctor's Daughter): 2.85 miles.

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Tamarind (Random Shoes): 3.49 miles.

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Abercynon Services (Random Shoes): 3.51 miles.

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Phoenix Cinema (From Out Of The Rain): 3.65 miles.

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Tyfica Crescent (Smith And Jones): 4.13 miles.

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St Matthew's Church (Dead Man Walking): 4.18 miles.

Filming Reports:

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21 Oct 2009: Album - Photos/Videos from filming for The Hungry Earth/Cold Blood

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22 Oct 2009: Album - Photos/Videos from filming for The Hungry Earth/Cold Blood

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23 Oct 2009: Album - Photos/Videos from filming for The Hungry Earth/Cold Blood

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24 Oct 2009: Album - Photos from filming for The Hungry Earth/Cold Blood

In the News:

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27 Oct 2009: The Sun - "Dr Who and the deadly anoraks" (article about Matt Smith and Karen Gillan wrapped up on location)

Notable photos/media relating to the location:

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27 Oct 2012: Plucky Kelly (blog) - "A South Wales Odyssey - Part 1 - Doctor Who, Silurians and Sky One's Stella"

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The Rhondda Valleys - Llanwonno Church

Further links about the location:

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Campanology Wales - St. Gwynno's Church

Related Stories

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The Hungry Earth [20-24 Oct 2009]: The Church

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Cold Blood [20-24 Oct 2009]: The church

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