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Trenethick Barton

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Trenethick Barton
Helston, Cornwall

Trenethick Barton is a manor house harking back to the time of William I. The present day house was built in the 15th Century and is Grade I listed, and also features a Grade II listed coach house and courtyard.

How to get here:

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Road: A39 - Follow the A39 towards Falmouth, then take the A394 to Helston. Once there, head north on the B3297, and a footpath leading past the house is just on the right, after the roundabout on the edge of the town. +

This location is private and has no or limited access only. Both the house and converted barns are private, but there is a public footpath that runs beside the property.

 

Access: privateStatus: alteredConverted Barns

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«prev photo next photo»Photograph taken: 23rd September 2007 by Colin Francis

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The Smugglers (3)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 21 Jun 1966
The Squire and Kewper mount their horses.

 

Additional Notes:

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23 Sep 2007: Colin Francis: "Compare the shape of the building in the telesnap to the one in my photograph. First you will notice that roof of the adjacent building meets at right angles with the other one. This is the ONLY building on the stretch of the B3297 that does so. Also, sadly obscured partly by the fence halfway along, you will note the small window just atop the door (the same feature can be seen further up the building in my photo, but that part of the building isn't seen in the telesnap). The small window seen above the horse's head in the telesnap has, sadly, since been bricked over during conversion. I am under no illusions that this is the very same building as seen in the telesnap."

 

Access: privateStatus: unknownHouse and Gates

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«prev photo next photo»Photograph taken: 8th April 2009 by Andy Davidson

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The Smugglers (1,3)
Filmed: 21 Jun 1966
The Squire's House

 

Additional Notes:

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23 Sep 2007: Colin Francis: "No telesnaps confirm this (there is a shot of the Squire, Cherub and Pike talking underneath an arch, but that could be the arched door to St Grada Church instead of the arch here), but this is Trenethick Barton, which is at the front of the converted barns. It certainly looks grand enough to stand in for the Squire's house. And that arched gateway might be the area where "Kewper gallops through the gates of the Squire's house" (to quote directly from "On Location"). Given the close proximity to the barns, I'm 100% certain that this did stand in for the Squire's house."

Routes to more distant locations:

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St Grada Church (The Smugglers). Road (11 miles, 20m) : Head south on the B3297/A394 through Helston, then head south on the A3083 towards Lizard. Once past Mount Hermon, bear left towards Grade, and the church will be on the right-hand side. Parking Roadside

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Trethewey Farm (The Smugglers). Road (23 miles, 44m) : At the roundabout follow the small road through to Tuckingmill, turning left along Gwavas Hill and continuing down to the A354. Follow the A354 west and it eventually meets the A30. Continue west upon the A30 past Penzance, and then turn left onto the B2283 towards St. Buryan. Carry on, and then bear right onto the B3315. When you reach Trethewey, turn left onto The Valley and the farm is on the left. Parking roadside

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Old Baal Clay Pit (Colony in Space). Road (35 miles, 1h) : Head north on the B3297 to Redruth. When you reach the town, turn left onto the B3300. Join the A3047 north and then join the A30 east. Keep on the A30 until Roche, then turn right onto the B3274. Follow this through to the A391 and then carry along here south to Scredda. At the second roundabout, turn left towards Trethurgy, and the parking area is on the left. Parking There is a lay-by off the road, near to the footpath around the pit.

Additional locations as the crow flies:

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Church Cove (The Smugglers): 10.57 miles.

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Bosistow Cliffs (The Smugglers): 19.53 miles.

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Nanjizal Bay (The Smugglers): 19.58 miles.

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The Phoenix (The Curse of the Black Spot): 26.90 miles.

Filming Reports:

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21 Jun 1966: Bob Turner, 11th Jan 2009: I can confirm that the location for the squires house is indeed Trenethick Barton as I lived there at the time, as an 11 year old I was most upest to discover that the TARDIS came flat packed in the back of a lorry. Only about 3 minutes of the actual programme used scenes filmed at Trenethick, the crew arrived prior to me going to school and were still there filming when I came back at the end of the day. I also remember seeing the squire mount his horse from a set of 'granite' steps, which when the director called cut, were picked up and carried away by one man as they were polystyrene.

Production Notes:

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23 Sep 2007: Up until the 23rd September 2007, this location of the squire's manor from The Smugglers had remained shrouded in mystery; in his book "On Location" in 2000, Richard Bignell noted: "Production documentation indicates that the afternoon of Tuesday 21 June was to have been spent at a venue featuring 'open countryside and possible stables' near Helston, the exact location to be decided. The recollection of the unit's coach driver was that these sequences took place at a farm off the B3297 road between Helston and Wendron." However, with some intensive searching of the area around here, Colin Francis was finally able to identify where the filming took place.

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11 May 2008: Richard Bignell reported that Carolyn Bill - Julia Smith's assistant during the making of The Smuggler - has confirmed that this is indeed the location that was used.

Further links about the location:

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This is the West Country - Article on the history of the manor

Related Stories

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The Smugglers [21 Jun 1966]: The Squire's Estate

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