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  • Day65

    Chavenage, of Poldark fame

    July 5, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

    We haven't gotten into the TV series, Poldark, but know a lot of people are watching it regularly. This is the home used as the setting, and because of that, people like to tour it. There was quite a crowd on the day we went--it is only available on Thursday and Sunday afternoons. We enjoyed the tour especially because the house is being lived in.

    The first part of the house was built in medieval times. Then in the 1500s, it was gutted, reconstructed in Elizabethan style, and added onto in front and back of the original part. The additions are done so well that the house looks like it is all from the same period. This makes it very desirable for filming.

    The back of the house looks onto an unspoiled area of the country, where you don't see any evidence of modern life--so it is used to film battles, etc.
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