Penshurst is a small unspoilt village in beautiful countryside situated in an area known as ‘The Weald of Kent’. It lies between two rivers and is famous for an ancestral home once owned by Henry VIII.
Old timber-framed buildings and converted oast houses afford interest to visitors but traditions such as cricket, still played on one of England’s oldest pitches, and the village fair are still very much part of the community today.
The Great Fire comes to Penshurst Place & Gardens
Kent historic home to feature in major new ITV1 historical drama to be broadcast
at 9pm on Thursday 16th October 2014
Images of The Great Fire copyright ITV. Image of Penshurst Place and Gardens copyright Penshurst Place.
The first of a major new four-part historical drama shot at Penshurst Place and Gardens earlier this year is to be shown on ITV1, starting on Thursday evening, 16 October at 9pm.
Penshurst Place & Gardens will feature as the setting for the Palace of Whitehall in all four episodes of The Great Fire with notable actors including Andrew Buchan, Jack Huston, Rose Leslie, Daniel Mays, Charles Dance, Perdita Weeks, Oliver Jackson-Cohen and Antonia Clarke appearing in the drama filmed at the Kent ancestral home on 12th – 15th March.
Did Penshurst Point-to-Point feature in Minder? Do you recognise anyone?
The Fans of Minder website think part of an episode might have been filmed there in 1979/1980. Can you help?