Gone to Earth

Date: 1948
Director: Powell & Pressburger
Production Company: London Films

Stars: Jennifer Jones, David Farrar, Cyril Cusack, Sybil Thorndike, George Cole, Hugh Griffith
Location(s): Shropshire

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Storyline:

A beautiful, superstitious, animal-loving Gypsy is hotly desired by a fox-hunting squire even after she marries a clergyman. JT

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Country house and graveyard. Nick Dando of the www.Powell & Pressburger.org website has identified this and other locations for us. Lord's Hill Chapel, Snailbeach, Shropshire. (RL)

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Not all that straightforward to find, but at least there was a signpost Lordshill east off the main road through Snailbeach. SJ

Supposed to be a Shropshire village, and who said a fox isn’t an actor? And in a dozen pages of actors listed on imdb, the poor old fox doesn’t get a mention. It is indeed Shropshire confirms Nick, specifically the chimney above Lord's Hill Chapel, Snailbeach, with Lord's Hill Farm in the distance. (RL)

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And this is a huff and a puff up the hill. SJ

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A country cottage, possibly a set? No, not a set says Nick, the cottage was abandoned for a while but he and Steve Cook of the Powell & Pressburger Appreciation Society visited in the early 2000's and found that it had been saved. It is above the hamlet of Pentre Rodney, between the hamlet of New Invention and the village of Chapel Lawn, Shropshire under the brooding presence of Caer Caradoc. (RL)

There’s a clue there somewhere.

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This is to be found on the Cooke clock tower in the heart of Much Wenlock at the corner of High Street and Barrow Street. It was restored in the 80s so maybe the plaques were also remodelled. This one has the closest sentiment.

Much Wenlock, Shropshire.

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This replaces the internet shot from April 2011. The Cooke clock tower is behind me. Also seen in Clockwise. SJ

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Country House, Longner Hall, Shropshire

A better view.

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Identified as Longner Hall, Shropshire, photo copyright wttp://www.britainexpress.com/attractions.htm?attraction=3787

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....and again.

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.....starting on a "Cook's tour" of this stately home.

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Longner Hall, Shropshire, part of a scenic tour.

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The scenic and panoramic tour.

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..............continued.

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..........and another

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........a swan!

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.....the way out

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Another large house, no it is still Longner Hall, Uffington near Shrewsbury advises Nick. (RL)

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Obviously somewhere else. Not too stately, this home! Nick identifies this as Cottage above Pentre, Shopshire. (RL)

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...another view of 17 (RL)

The manse, vicar’s house, church or ecclesiastical residence. Is this what imdb call More Church Shropshire? Well, Nick calls this Lord's Hill Chapel, Snailbeach, Shropshire as in 1 (RL)

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A chimney has gone and the foliage has taken over. SJ

Eyton says imdb, but Eyton doesn’t have a castle. Seems to be just a pile of earth. Perhaps the “castle” is a cardboard set. It looks overall the same colour, with no weathering or staining, so I reckon a set. It's Ludlow castle: Richard W Jones

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Taken from the Linney Riverside Park, north-west of Ludlow castle. SJ

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Another cottage, with views. Nick places this and through to 24 as "From Birchill, Stiperstones looking across Perkins Beach." (RL)

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See 21 (RL)

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I should have done my homework properly as I had real trouble locating Birchill, or should that be Birch Hill? This however shows the hill landscape off to a reasonable match. SJ

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Longner Hall again, and that swan. Wonder if it is still there?

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and again.

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Snailbeach, says imdb, Shropshire. When the heroine is waiting to be baptised she is dressed in a dry white coverall, ........... Whoops! Lord's Hill Chapel, Snailbeach to be precise advises Nick. (RL)

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Using the chapel windows, about here. SJ

..............but, before she enters the font for total immersion, she is wet up to her thighs.

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Stepping back and panning right. SJ

.........well, look at her!

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And then I continued to pan but there's no sign of the stone edifice. SJ

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Pretty dress and nice statues. All at Longner Hall once again confirms Nick. (RL)

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