On location at Alscot
Alscot Park is a Rococo Gothic style house and parkland set in 4,000 acres of beautiful Warwickshire countryside. There has been a house at Alscot since the Middle Ages and after the Dissolution of the Monasteries in 1539 it passed into private hands. In 1747 it was purchased by James West (1703 – 1772), Joint Secretary to the exchequer and President of the Royal Society, to house his collection of art, books, manuscripts and coins.
Today the house is wonderfully preserved with stunning views across the well maintained parkland and local countryside.
The site has excellent access and we operate our own high speed broadband, therefore internet access is good and fast. There is a management team in place on the estate so all communication is mediated through staff rather than directly with the property owners, who reside in the house.
The terrain is mostly flat with an incline to the rear of the property by the river. There is plenty of land for car parking and nearby hardstanding for production vehicles during wetter weather. The wider Estate and community boasts a traditional Estate village with church, shop, village hall and residential properties including Victorian terrace houses and larger farmhouses.
To request Alscot as a film or photography location please download, complete and return the Filming Request form below. For further details contact us here.
Shakespeare and Hathaway (BBC Birmingham) - November 2017
The BBC returned to Alscot Park to film a forthcoming episode of the new TV drama, based in Stratford, Shakespeare and Hathaway. Jo Joyner and Mark Benton take on the two title roles for the daytime show which plays on Shakespearean themes. Benton plays private investigator Frank Hathaway, with Joyner playing his rookie sidekick Lu Shakespeare.
Father Brown (BBC Birmingham) - July 2017
Mark Williams returned to Alscot, as the eponymous Catholic priest-cum-sleuth, wearing his trademark black cassock and wide-brimmed black parson’s hat. The episode The Flower of The Fairway was broadcast on 11th January 2018. The BBC's popular daytime crime drama has gone from strength to strength since being aired in 2013 and is now shown in Australia, Canada and America.
Supercar Superbuild (Cry Havoc Productions Inc.) - May 2017
American production company, Cry Havoc Productions Inc. filmed scenes at Alscot Park, featuring some of Jaguar Land Rover's top marques, to appear in an episode of Super-Car Super-Build. The programmeshowcases the passion, artistry and engineering behind some of the fastest and most lust-worthy supercars in the world. Exploring the process to create some of the world’s greatest automobiles and discovering what makes each marque’s mechanical prowess. Season 3 premieres Sunday, January 21 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Smithsonian Channel
Twirlywoos (Ragdoll Productions) - October 2016
Renown children’s television producers, Ragdoll Productions, visited Alscot Park to film a live-action sequence for two episodes of Twirlywoos, their pre-school series. The Twirlywoos, a combination of stop-frame animation and live-action, features four small, bird-like characters who are inquisitive, enthusiastic and always looking to learn something new about the world. Ever curious, they seek adventure and fun wherever they go!
Transmission dates for the episodes that include the filming sequences at Alscot Park are scheduled as follows;
Episode OVER Tuesday 21st November 2017
Episode GONE Wednesday 22nd November 2017
Father Brown (BBC Birmingham) - September 2014
This is a British television period drama which began airing on BBC One on 14 January 2013. It features Mark Williams as the eponymous crime solving Roman Catholic priest. The series is based on the character of Father Brown created by G. K. Chesterton, primarily using new stories written for the series. The episode, The Time Machine (series 3 episode 11), filmed at Alscot was shown on BBC 1 on 19th January 2015.
The Secret History of Our Streets (Century Films Ltd)
Alscot, as well as other locations, was used in the making of this six episode documentary series shown on BBC Two, featuring Stephen Macintosh as narrator and historian Stephen Humphries.
Alscot has been the venue for several photography shoots including Conde Nast’s House and Garden Magazine.
To find out more about filming at Alscot Park contact us.
Alscot Park (CV37 8BL)
Set in over 4,000 acres of beautiful Warwickshire countryside and encompassing the traditional, predominantly estate owned, villages of Preston on Stour and Atherstone on Stour. Alscot is a thriving country estate is located approx. 3 miles south of Stratford upon Avon. A short distance to the South of Alscot, on the A3400, lies the market town of Shipston on Stour and the gateway to the Cotswolds with an abundance of attractions and breath taking scenery.
Alscot is within easy reach of all major Motorway networks (M40 JNC. 15) main roads (A3400, A429, A46), direct national rail links from Stratford upon Avon and Stratford upon Avon Parkway to London (Marylebone) and Birmingham, European and international flights to and from Birmingham International Airport and a local airport at Wellesbourne.