This was a grade 1 listed building on a farm in Beaulieu. The only way we were allowed to fix all the external dressing pieces was to use wedges in the slot windows of the barn and secure them. The dormer-window was hung on the roof of the building with wire which had to be painted to match and was counterbalanced on the blind side. After the filming finished and everything was removed, part of the deal was to build the farmer new solid oak doors and frame.
This stage set was constructed in the gardens of a house that was used for filming one of the episodes of Rosemary and Thyme. The steeldeck stageing had to be legged up at the back because the lawn where it needed to be was far from being level.
For this episode we had to construct two wells,one old and one new one. The old one was placed on top of a scaffold tower with the interior of the well underneath.A water tray was built below to create some realism. The new well was constructed in one of the walled gardens of Chichester Catheral to make it look as if the old one had been rebuilt.