Lacock, the Cranford of the BBC Miniseries

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Established in 1232, the village of Lacock located in the Cotswolds of Wiltshire still has much of it’s old-world charm. Tudor styled houses, not a street lamp or advertisement in sight, and charming little places to eat and shop; an English gem. Used in various period dramas, including the 1995 adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, it was Cranford for the 2007 and 2009 BBC Adaptations.


9 Comments Add yours

  1. Anya says:

    Dying to visit Lacock!

    1. Me too Anya! 🙂 Thank you for stopping by.

  2. Kim says:

    Can we all move here and pretend to be Regency ladies? Lacock looks so quaint.

    1. lol. Isn’t it just perfect?

  3. phylly3 says:

    Lovely pictures! So scenic!

    1. Can you imagine how beautiful it must look in the Autumn or during the sunrise and sunset?

  4. Barbara Kidder says:

    What a gem of a town, Lacock is!
    I remember reading in, the book, ‘The Making of Pride and Prejudice’, about the location manager’s search for the ideal setting for Meryton (the small town near ‘Longbourn’, the Bennett’s home).
    “We all agreed that Lacock village would be ideal, if we could persuade the National Trust, which owns the village, and all the residents to let us use it.”, and later in the chapter,
    “The money involved in just taking a camera out to an exterior townscape is phenomenal because you have to do so much ‘negative’ work: you may have to remove signs, aerials, alarm boxes, door knockers, telephone cables and cover the roads – and this is before you start to design.”
    Thus, apart from the beauty and quaintness of Lacock, little, if any, of this ‘negative’ work is required!
    Thank you for your post and the beautiful pictures!

    1. Yes, it is Meryton. I remember reading The Making of P&P, thank you for sharing an excerpt from it. 🙂 Did you know Sue Birtwistle and Susie Conklin wrote The Cranford Companion (I’ve read some of it– been meaning to finish it), I think you might enjoy it. 🙂

      1. Barbara Kidder says:

        Thank you for telling me about ‘The Cranford Companion’. I have just ordered a used copy from Amazon and am looking forward to reading it!

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