Films and Photography at Lacock, Wiltshire

Films and Photography at Lacock, Wiltshire, Chippenham, England (B)

Lacock in Wiltshire is a place where time has stood still, its houses, shops and pubs preserved in a bygone age. It is also special for its role in films and photography. It was home to William Fox Talbot, one of the early pioneers of photography. And it has often been on the other side of the camera, starring in many films and TV productions.

Lacock was a medieval wool town. It was mentioned in the Domesday Book as a small settlement with a vineyard and mills, but it later grew big enough to be allowed a market. The village gradually came under the influence of Lacock Abbey and after the abbey was dissolved in the 16th century the whole estate moved into private hands. In 1944 it was bequeathed to the National Trust.

There had been virtually no building in Lacock since the 18th century. So the National Trust had a unique opportunity to preserve the village as an example of how an English town would have appeared in the past. Today its old streets and period feel make it attractive to both tourists and filmmakers. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Films and Photography at Lacock, Wiltshire
Guide Location: England » Chippenham
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Karen Warren
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • the Norman church of St Cyriac
  • George Inn
  • shop at No 2, High Street
  • Lacock Abbey
  • Sign of the Angel
  • King John’s Hunting Lodge