Filming Locations



Photo: John Hollingworth
Studio
Bottle Yard Studio, Bristol
Series 1 and 2
Interiors of Nampara, George Warleggan's House, the Red Lion, Carkeek's house (S2), and some mine scenes





On Location

Photo: BBCOne
Chavenage House, Tetbury, Gloucestershire 
Series 1 and 2
The interior and exterior of Chavenage  House feature as Trenwith,  the Poldark family home. The interior of the chapel at Chavenage is Sawle Church.



Photo: Corsham Council
Corsham, Wiltshire 
Series 1
The High Street of Corsham is used as Truro
The Town Hall exterior is the Truro Assembly Rooms


Photo: Laura Viana da Silva

Horton Court, Chipping Sodbury, South Glos. 
Series 1
Horton Court is the Magistrates Court where Jim Carter is tried. It is also used as the exterior of Sir Hugh Bodrugan's home.






Photo: BBC
Prior ParkCollege, Bath, Somerset 
Series 1  
The  mansion hall and staff room of Prior Park College are used as the Truro Assembly Room's ballroom and parlour game room in Episode 2. The film-makers repainted the rooms, took out the college's in-built reception desk, and crafted custom made period doors for the staff room.




Photo: Laura Viana da Silva
St Fagans National History Museum, South Glamorgan , Wales 
Series 1
Interiors used for the miner's cottages and Andrew Blamey's house.  Photo of filming Poldark outside Kennixton Cottage, St Fagans  August 2014





Photo: William McGregor

Ashton Hill Woods near Bristol
Series 1
Used for the battle scenes in Virginia.  

Photo: BBC

Charlestown, Cornwall 
Series 1 and 2    
Truro harbour










Bodmin Moor  
Series 1 and 2
Photo: Bev Teague

Used for a number of scenes including the miners' cottages 
Ross Poldark's house, Nampara, (exterior shots) is near St Breward 










Dwight Enys's Cottage is on Bodmin Moor
Photo: Chris Barnard
 















Photo: Chris Barnard
Poldark Way is on Bodmin Moor

















Photo: Bodmin Jail
Bodmin JailSeries 1
Where Jim was imprisoned














Dartmoor National Park
Series 1A location in Dartmoor used for Jim Carter and Jinny Martin's wedding


St Agnes Head, Cornwall 
Series 1 and 2
Nampara Valley



Photo: Tim Martindale via The Guardian
Botallack MineWheale Owles and Crowns, St Just, Cornwall 
Series 1 and 2
Wheal Leisure 












Photo: National Trust
Levant Mine, Pendeen, Cornwall 
Series 1
Tressiders Rolling Mill

According to the National Trust, Aidan went in to the office at Levent to change clothes and shelter from the bad weather 








via Breaks in Cornwall
Porthgwarra Cove, St Levan, Cornwall  
Series 1
Used for the pilchard scene, Ross's early morning swim and for Mark's escapes to France in Ross' boat.









Mammoth Screen

Church Cove and Dollar
Cove GunwalloeCornwall 
Series 1
The wrecking scenes were shot here










Francis' and Ross' stunt doubles at Poldark Mine
Pic: Poldark Mine
Poldark Mine, Helston, Cornwall 
Series 1 
Interior shots of Wheal Leisure 










Porthcothen, Padstow, Cornwall
Series 1
Nampara Cove

Trelizzick Cliffs near Padstow, Cornwall
Series 1

Constantine BayCornwall
Series 1

Pedn Vounder Beach, Cornwall 
Series 1


Holywell Bay Photo: Official Poldark
Holywell Bay, Cornwall
Series 2



















Porth Quinn Pic by Ju Liet on fb
Porth Quinn, Cornwall
Series 2













Porthcurno, Cornwall
Series 2


Great Chalfield Manor, Wiltshire 
Series 2
Killewarren, home of the Penvenens.











Neston, Near Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire
Series 2




Photo: Meredith Wheeler
Sheldon Manor, Wiltshire
Series 2












Frome, Somerset
Series 2
Replaces Corsham (series 1) as Truro











RAU  Photo: Stroud Life
Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Series 2

Bodmin, where Ross is on trial.















Photo: Official Poldark

The New Room (John Wesley’s Chapel) in Broadmead, Bristol 
Series 2 
The courtroom where Ross is tried


Colston Hall, Bristol
Photo: Colston Hall

Series 2

The cellars become Bodmin Jail where Ross is held.














Ashton Court Estate, Bristol
Series 2


Blaise Castle Estate, Bristol
Series 2


11 comments:

  1. In the later Poldark novels Winston Graham introduces several wealthy real people of the late 18thC. One mentioned in relation to George Warleggan is Sir Christopher Hawkins. His house, Trewithen, (almost an anagram of Trenwith,) is near Truro and still lived in by descendants of the Hawkins family. It is a beautiful 18thC gentleman's house, with a lovely garden full of specimen trees including magnolias. From March to the end of June you can visit the house on Monday and Tuesday afternoons by guided tour, the garden is also open to visitors. The interior is remarkably preserved. There is a website. The house has not been used for filming Poldark but has been used for other filming and is a lovely example of the period. It doesn't take much imagining to see the characters here.

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  2. Cornwall is a very historically beautiful county with some stunning locations ( e.g Charlestown ) i find Cornwall truly beautiful and we are very lucky to get a film crew down here in Cornwall as we don't many film crews down here

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  3. I love the scenery of Cornwall. It will be sad if I never am able to visit because I live in Tennessee!

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  4. Visiting Cornwall is on my bucket list! There is a magnetism I just can't explain.

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    1. I second that e-motion. I always love how the English country-sides make me feel.

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  5. I just visited all those wonderfull places in Cornwall, listed above. Had a marvellous time visiting all those somehow familiar places after seeing Poldark.

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    1. Monique did you visit the location of the Nampara House? I can't find it anywhere near St. Breward on Google Earth.

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  6. Cornwall has been a major source of locations for period filming. Three versions of Poldark (Robin Ellis in 1975-77, John Bowe in 1996 and Aiden Turner in 2014-15), The Onedin Line (1972-79), The Voyage of Charles Darwin (1978), Rebecca (1940 & 1979), Penmarric (1979), My Cousin Rachel (1983), Jamaica Inn (1939, 1983 & 1985), Frenchman's Creek (1985), Nancherrow (1999), Edwardian Farm (2010), Knights of the Round Table (1953), Dracula (1979), Moll Flanders (1996) and many more. There are lists at http://www.visiting-cornwall.co.uk/locations.html (films) and http://www.visiting-cornwall.co.uk/tv_locations.html (television) of filming in Cornwall since 1899.

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  7. I'm disappointed to learn that series 3 is leaving Cornwall for filming. As a daughter of a Cornishman it's difficult to accept that some location filming is not in Cornwall! But to go to a completely different part of the world in my humble opinion is not what Winston Graham would have envisaged or wanted. They dealt with bad weather in the 1780's and Poldark should reflect that. I hope they reconsider as part of the reason for watching is because of Cornwall and the beautiful scenery and for me New Zealand will not come close!!!

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  8. Tell me it isn't true that series 3 won't be filmed in Cornwall??????? Part of the draw to Poldark, is the film location for me. As a 5 th gen descendant from Wales, and the likelihood of never able to travel there, this was the draw for me. What a shame ....

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  9. Does anyone know the house where Caroline Penvenen's London setting was shot with that fabulous staircase and entry hall?

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